Published: Sun, September 16, 2018
Entertaiment | By Paul Elliott

Matthew Perry Just Spent 3 Months in a Hospital Bed

Matthew Perry Just Spent 3 Months in a Hospital Bed

Matthew Perry reveals that he has been in the hospital for three months due to surgery to fix a ruptured bowel.

He was soon inundated with messages, with one user responding: "Take care and get well soon x".

"That's why you've been so quiet", one fan wrote. We missed you the past few months. But feel truly sorry for what happened.

Matthew Perry is ready to get back out there.

A third quoted his alter ego: "Could you *BE* more ill?"

'And I'm looking at him and he's high out of his mind, and he hadn't showered in like [nine] days or something and the guy has just superglued his hands to his legs, and he wants me to unstick him, and I have no idea, because I've never dealt with somebody whose superglued their hands to their legs'. I wish you a speedy recovery.

A gastrointestinal perforation is a hole with forms through the stomach, bowel or small intestine, according to Healthline.


Symptoms include severe abdominal pain and emergency surgery is usually required.

It comes after news of his ill health emerged in early August, when his situation first came to light.

The former Friends star took to Twitter on Friday to reveal more about his recovery from a recent surgery, one month after his rep confirmed he underwent a procedure in a Los Angeles hospital to fix a gastrointestinal perforation.

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

Perry has often been candid about his struggles with his health, including his addiction to alcohol and painkiller Vicodin that began after his jet ski accident in 1997.

In 2013, he told People, "I couldn't stop".

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. "Getting sober is a really hard thing to do".

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