One of the 'Friends' cast has pulled out of the reunion special

Just when you got excited over the fact a long-awaited 'Friends' cast reunion was happening, comes some disappointing news.
 
Turns out one "friend" won't be joining. 
 
Entertainment Weekly is reporting that Chandler Bing (aka Matthew Perry) won't be appearing for the two-hour reunion special that was set for this February. Matthew Perry will be instead rehearsing for his upcoming London play, 'The End of Longing'. 
 
But the special, which will still have the rest of the 'Friends' cast together after 12 years, may instead film a separate tribute from Matthew Perry, his representative told reporters.
 
His representative also said, "In other words, this is not the reunion people have been hoping for."
 
Ouch.