After a six month disappearance, Matthew Perry reveals he has been in the hospital for the last three months

The star was suffering from a gastrointestinal perforation

by Asfa Shakeel

Matthew Perry recently revealed that he spent three months in the hospital. The actor was suffering from a gastrointestinal perforation.

Matthew Perry

Matthew Perryhas been in the hospital for the last three months. (Image source: Twitter/Matthew Perry)

Perry, who is best known for playing Chandler Bing on Friends, revealed on Friday on Twitter that he had been in the hospital for the last three months. The actor wrote, “Three months in a hospital bed. Check.”

This was Perry’s first tweet in almost six months.

Matthew Perry

Image source: Twitter/Matthew Perry

A month ago, Perry’s rep confirmed to E! that the actor was at a Los Angeles medical center for gastrointestinal surgery. He was suffering from gastrointestinal perforation, more commonly known as a ruptured bowel. The condition is life threatening.

Perry’s followers had a number of reactions to his news.

Matthew Perry

The Friends actor was suffering from a gastrointestinal perforation. (Image source: Twitter/Matthew Perry)

Gastrointestinal perforations can occur due to a number of reasons, including appendicitis, stomach ulcers, gallstones and Crohn’s disease. Smoking and overconsumption of alcohol can also lead to such issues, and Perry has been open about his struggles with alcohol and drug abuse. Perry also owns his own sober living facility called Perry House.

While speaking about his struggles with alcohol, Perry said, “I’ve had a lot of ups and downs in my life and a lot of wonderful accolades but the best thing about me is that if an alcoholic comes up to me and says, ‘Will you help me stop drinking?’ I will say, ‘Yes. I know how to do that.‘”

In August, Perry’s rep said that he “recently underwent surgery in a Los Angeles hospital to repair a gastrointestinal perforation. He is grateful for the concern and asks for continued privacy as he heals.”

Matthew Perry

His rep confirmed that Perry was getting a surgery for his rupture. (Image source: Twitter/Matthew Perry)

Since the end of Friends, Perry has also worked as a playwright.



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