Friends star James Michael Tyler preferred to attend reunion virtually due to ...

Friends star James Michael Tyler preferred to attend reunion virtually due to ...
Friends star James Michael Tyler preferred to attend reunion virtually due to ...
Friends star James Michael Tyler preferred to attend the reunion special virtually due to his cancer diagnosis: 'I didn't wanna bring a downer on it'

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He played Gunther on the hit series and provided some of its driest and sharpest humor.

And James Michael Tyler revealed this week that it was his decision not to attend the recent Friends reunion special in person, but not due to covid concerns.

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The actor, 59, revealed the sad news of his stage IV prostate cancer diagnosis on the Today Show on Monday, which was the primary reason he chose to dial in via Zoom for the HBO Max special.

Gunther himself: James Michael Tyler revealed this week that it was his decision not to attend the recent Friends reunion special in person, but not due to covid concerns

Gunther himself: James Michael Tyler revealed this week that it was his decision not to attend the recent Friends reunion special in person, but not due to covid concerns

Highly-anticipated: A poster for the Friends: The Reunion streaming event featuring Matthew Perry, Matt Leblanc, David Schwimmer, Courteney Cox, Jennifer Aniston, and Lisa Kudrow

Highly-anticipated: A poster for the Friends: The Reunion streaming event featuring Matthew Perry, Matt Leblanc, David Schwimmer, Courteney Cox, Jennifer Aniston, and Lisa Kudrow

'[The plan was] to be on the stage, at least, with them, and be able to take part in all the festivities,' Tyler shared. 

But due to his battle with cancer, which he revealed has left him paralyzed from the waist down, that plan was unfortunately scrapped. 

'It was my

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