Perry in hospital for three months after bowel 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 49-year-old actor confirmed previously that he had been in hospital following surgery to fix a ruptured bowel.

News of Perry's recent health concern broke last month when a rep for the actor told People that he "recently underwent surgery in a Los Angeles hospital to fix a gastrointestinal perforation".

On Friday, the actor took to Twitter to reveal that he has spent the last three months in a hospital bed after developing a serious gastrointestinal issue that required surgery last month. "Check", Matthew wrote, which has since been liked nearly 10,000 times.

Two others continued: "That's why you've been so quiet". "I hope you'll recover soon. We love you man - you have that special way of bringing the laughs & the world needs you!" one fan wrote. "Glad you've chose to update us". I wish you a speedy recovery.

A gastrointestinal perforation, also known as ruptured bowel, is a hole in the wall of part of the gastrointestinal tract.

Symptoms include severe abdominal pain.

She told the magazine: 'He's screaming my name, and I go back into the living room and his hands... he was sitting on the couch with his hands on his legs, and he kept saying "You need to unstick me, you need to unstick me". "Getting sober is a really hard thing to do", he explained.

Perry, who famously played Chandler Bing on long-running sitcom Friends, has always been outspoken about his personal battles, including his struggles with sobriety.

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

After finally becoming available on Netflix in January, fans have rewatched the series and it has gained even more popularity.

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