Matthew Perry has spent three months in hospital after surgery

Friends star Matthew Perry revealed he has spent three months in hospital following surgery to repair a ruptured bowel

Friends star Matthew Perry revealed he has spent three months in hospital following surgery to repair a ruptured bowel

The Friends actor told fans on Twitter that he had been in a hospital bed for three months, with a rep confirming he underwent an operation for a gastrointestinal perforation.

Three months in a hospital bed.

The Friends cast favourite was hospitalised for a ruptured bowel and had surgery to fix the problem.

Matthew Perry revealed that he's spent the last three months in hospital following surgery, during which he's understood to have been experiencing severe abdominal pain due to a ruptured bowel.

"That's why you've been so quiet", one fan wrote.

"Friends" star Matthew Perry has revealed he has spent three months in hospital following surgery to fix a ruptured bowel. "I hope you'll recover soon".

One user wrote: "We love you".


"He is grateful for the concern and asks for continued privacy as he heals", the statement read. Glad you've made a decision to update us", and: "I am so glad to see your tweet!

A punctured bowel - or gastrointestinal perforation - can occur in the wall of the gastrointestinal tract, including the stomach, small intestine and large intestine.

Details on Perry's surgery are not known but he has been very open in the past about his struggles with alcohol abuse, which can contribute to a digestive health issue.

"I couldn't stop", he told PEOPLE in 2013.

He said: "For me it lasted about eight months, this feeling of 'Ive made it, I'm thrilled, there's no problem in the world.' And then you realise that it doesn't accomplish anything and it's certainly not filling any holes in your life".

"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".

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