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Matthew Perry Reveals He’s Been Confined to a Hospital Bed for Three Months

The actor underwent emergency surgery for a ruptured bowel last month.

Matthew Perry

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Matthew Perry started the weekend with a somewhat alarming tweet: “Three months in a hospital bed. Check.” The “Friends” star, who has never been especially prolific on Twitter but who nevertheless hadn’t posted since May, underwent emergency surgery last month and appears to be on the mend.

“Matthew Perry recently underwent surgery in a Los Angeles hospital to repair a gastrointestinal perforation,” reads a statement from his representatives. “He is grateful for the concern and asks for continued privacy as he heals.” His condition is commonly referred to by doctors as a ruptured bowel and results in acute pain, among other serious symptoms.

The actor has been a sitcom mainstay for decades, not only on “Friends” but “Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip,” “Mr. Sunshine,” and “The Odd Couple.” His film work includes “17 Again,” “The Whole Nine Yards,” and the severely underrated romantic comedy “Fools Rush In.”

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