Hollywood star MATTHEW PERRY shed tears along with America as the final episode of hit comedy Friends was broadcast last night (06MAY04).

The funnyman watched the hour-long episode with co-stars David Schwimmer, Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox ARQUETTE, Lisa Kudrow and MATT LeBLANC on NBC, and admits he was emotionally overcome by the finality of the 10-year show.

Perry admits, "It was really emotional.

"I pride myself on being a real man, but I shed a few tears."

Castmate LeBlanc is still in shock and told chat show host Jay Leno the whole demise of the programme was surreal.

LeBlanc explains, "It was overwhelming, it was fulfilling, it was satisfying, funny and sad. It was too much to process."

07/05/2004 17:36