"Don't believe the hype."
That's the message Matt LeBlanc tweeted on Feb. 7 after "Mirror" UK ran an interview where he admits to having a nervous breakdown.
On Twitter, the 48-year-old actor wrote, "Hey,to clarify,I never had a nervous breakdown nor did I do an interview with the Mirror in the UK. So don't believe the hype. But thanks."
On Feb. 5, the publication ran an interview about how he "went into self-imposed exile" and hid from the public for five years after "Friends."
"For years and years, I barely left the house. I was burnt out," "Mirror" quoted him saying. "I wanted to not have a schedule, not be somewhere. I was in a position to do that. My agent was bummed. Most actors call their agents and say, 'What's going on?'. I'd call mine and say, 'Please lose my number for a few years,'" he reportedly said.
The interview continued with him allegedly admitting, "It was a very dark time. I almost had a nervous breakdown."
Now that Matt has spoken out, the "Mirror" has yet to respond.
Most recently, Matt did give an interview about his new gig. Matt spoke about how he "can't believe the response" he received to the news that he will co-host the new series of "Top Gear" in May.
"I knew Top Gear was a big show," he told co-host Chris Evans on the Radio 2 Breakfast Show. "But, wow, I was on the front page of the New York Times."
He added, "Thanks to Top Gear and the BBC, my day has been ducking paparazzi all day long."
It sounds like he'll be facing them even more now!