‘Friends‘ star Matthew Perry took to Twitter today to reveal he’s spent the last three months in hospital.
Tweeting this morning (15 September) Perry wrote, “Three months in a hospital bed. Check.”
The star, who played Chandler Bing in the seminal series following the lives of six friends living in New York City, gave no other details about his condition, but The Mirror reports that the stint was related to major abdominal surgery the actor underwent to repair a hole in his stomach.
Three months in a hospital bed. Check.
— matthew perry (@MatthewPerry) September 15, 2018
It was reported he underwent the surgery in August, with a spokesperson for the star confirming: “He is grateful for the concern and asks for continued privacy as he heals.”
Although the specific details of Perry’s illness are yet be shared, a ruptured bowel occurs when a hole emerges all the way through the stomach, small intestine or large bowel.
If not treated properly, the condition can lead to potentially fatal sepsis.
Perry has previously opened up about his battles with alcohol and drugs. The 49-year-old admitted that he has limited memory of shooting three seasons of Friends.
In 2013, the actor said: “Mostly it was drinking, you know, and opiates. I think I was pretty good at hiding it, you know, but eventually people were aware.”
Perry has remained skeptical about the possibility of a Friends reunion and last year revealed he shot down one particular story line.
He said: “There was a story line on ‘Friends’ where Chandler went to a male strip joint because he really liked the sandwiches.
“And I called up and was like, ‘let’s not do this one’.”