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Matthew Perry hospitalised for months after surgery

Matthew Perry hospitalised for months after surgery

"Matthew Perry recently underwent surgery in a Los Angeles hospital to fix a gastrointestinal perforation", the actor's rep said.

"He is grateful for the concern and asks for continued privacy as he heals", a rep told U.S. publication PEOPLE.

"Three months in a hospital bed".

Perry, who played Chandler Bing on the iconic USA sitcom, would often turn up to work hungover, leading his Friends co-stars - including Jennifer Aniston - begging him to get help.

"Three months in a hospital bed", he wrote.

Others noted that they had not heard anything from Matthew Perry in a long time and had grown anxious about him. "We love you man - you have that special way of bringing the laughs & the world needs you!" one fan wrote. Glad you've made a decision to update us", and: "I am so glad to see your tweet!




A gastrointestinal perforation or ruptured bowel occurs when a hole develops in the lining of the gastrointestinal tract and can be caused by illnesses such as Crohn's disease, colitis and appendicitis.

Perry has been open with his substance abuse - including a previous Vicodin addiction and alcohol - in the past and has since began using his voice to encourage others get treatment.

"From an outsider's perspective, it would seem like I had it all", He told People back in 2013.

"When you're having a bad day, the best thing you can do is call somebody and ask them how they're doing", Perry added, "and actually pay attention and listen to the answer to get out of your own head".

While at the peak of his Friends fame in the late 1990s, he completed a course of rehab for addiction to painkillers.

Alongside Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Lisa Kudrow, Matt LeBlanc and David Schwimmer, he was one of the most recognisable faces on TV.


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