"I talked to him," the 66-year-old director said for a piece in THR. "It was great seeing him. And what people say is what people say. I don't have anything to say about that, except it was great to see him, and I think he's very funny on the show."
Bright also said, "But yes, I think he's okay. He seems stronger and better since the last time I saw him, and excited about going forward."
Concerns over Perry's slurred speech and withdrawn demeanor on the special led to a report that he'd actually undergone an emergency dental procedure.
Perry has long been open about his addictions to both prescription pills and alcohol — he released a video discussing his journey to sobriety on his 46th birthday and has stated he can't remember up to three years of his "Friends" experience due to substance abuse — but the same report asserts he has not relapsed.
In his most recent health scare, the actor revealed he had undergone gastrointestinal surgery for a perforation, leading to what he called "three months in a hospital bed" in 2018.