Friends Star Matthew Perry Recovering After Emergency Surgery

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Matthew Perry's representative has confirmed the actor is now recovering after undergoing gastrointestinal surgery.

"He is grateful for the concern and asks for continued privacy as he heals".

He was then transferred to the Intensive Care Unit due to complications.

Despite being most well-known for his role as Chandler Bing in Friends, Matthew also made a name for himself in CBS series The Odd Couple, which was cancelled after three series in 2017.

According to the NHS a gastrointestinal perforation occurs when a hole develops in the bowel wall and if not treated can be life-threatening. The condition can reportedly result from a gunshot or knife wound, as well as issues like Crohn's disease, appendicitis, diverticulitis and ulcerative colitis.

When it comes to his health, he's been open about battling addiction, previously stating that he has suffered with alcohol and vicodin addiction, completing two rehab stays.

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In 1997 he completed a 28-day program to rid himself of the powerful painkiller. "I think it was simply that they were such a tight little group that nobody from the outside mattered", Kathleen told Vulture. I called my husband and said, 'I don't know what to do.' He said, 'You just do the job.' It got to be very hostile because the crew began taking sides.

She added that she did "respect the camaraderie they had", which she said was also apparent on screen.

In June of that same year, the Hollywood great - who played Chandler Bing in Friends - was awarded with the 2015 Phoenix Rising Award for overcoming his addictions, although he modestly played down the honour. "I like stories that tell that story".

Matthew says he now uses his notoriety to help fellow addicts in their journey toward sobriety as much as possible.

"I've had a lot of ups and downs in my life and a lot of wonderful accolades", he explained at the time.

Matthew Perry is on the road to recovery.

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