This is not surprising. After all, the actor who hails from the Lone Star State had trained for marathons with his Texas-based buddy, had gone to ball games with the guy for years, had been visited by his friend when his wife gave birth, and had also gone on vacation with Lance numerous times in the past.
In fact, Matthew felt "mad" when he heard the news. But that feeling of being "mad" turned to the feeling of being "sad" when the reality of this athlete's deceit over so many years sunk in with McConaughey. Indeed, the thespian was reportedly feeling this way partially because his long-time mate was involved in such a huge scandal.
Matthew said that Armstrong never confided in him about the deception. He never owned up to the fact that he had, indeed, used performance-enhanging drugs to up his abilities during his years as a professional cyclist.
McConaughey told MTV, "...I had a part of me that took it kind of personally, which I think a lot of people have...For [Lance], it was impersonal because he was living a lie. It was a whole unanimous facade he had to carry around."
The "Magic Mike" star wasn't the only one in the Hollywood community to speak out about what Lance Armstrong did, or actually didn't do, regarding telling the truth about his doping activities.
For instance, prominent British-born interviewer Piers Morgan tweeted, "So it's official. @lancearmstrong is the worst lying, doping cheat in the history of sport [sic]."
The CNN host also commented on Twitter, "The fact @lancearmstrong admits he had to look up what the word 'cheat' means, says all you need to know about the man. #LiveWrong [sic]."
However, some celebrities were not quite so condemning. Lena Dunham, fresh off her Golden Globes wins for her "Girls" show, said via social media, "Despite the latest news my father will not stop using Lance Armstrong as an adjective for strength and determination."
And so, as McConaughey weighed in on Armstrong and his doping admission, Matthew was not the only big star who had something to say about this sad situation that seemed somewhat surreal when Oprah interviewed Lance on her OWN television network.