Actor Matthew Perry home after three months in hospital

Published On September 18, 2018 | By tillanadesai | Arts, News

Tillana Desai

Friends actor and comedian Matthew Perry is finally going home after three months in a hospital bed.

In a tweet posted Friday night, Perry wrote, “Three months in a hospital bed. Check.” This was the actor’s first tweet in six months.

According to The Mayo Clinic, Perry was recovering from a gastrointestinal surgery to repair a gastrointestinal perforation.

The issue can lead to life threatening infections if left untreated and may cause severe pain in the abdomen, they said.

‘A gastrointestinal perforation indicates the presence of a hole in the gastrointestinal system and may be caused by another health issue,” Dr. Innocent Okafor a general practitioner at a Brampton based walk in clinic said.

According to the health organisation Sepsis Alliance, a gastrointestinal perforation is considered a medical emergency and occurs when a hole forms “anywhere in your gastrointestinal (GI) tract, which runs from your throat to your rectum.” The condition can lead to infection or even death.

Perry who has been known to have had a long battle with addiction to alcohol and drugs is now in good home in a good condition according to a spokesperson. He has been sober for the last 17 years.

The 49-year-old actor, universally known as Chandler Bing on Friends, most recently played the role of Ted Kennedy in the mini-series The Kennedys: After Camelot.

In an interview in 2013 about his struggles with alcoholism, Perry revealed he couldn’t stop.

Perry was last seen onscreen in 2017 on The Kennedys: Decline and Fall, where he played Ted Kennedy alongside Katie Holmes’ Jackie Kennedy.

His rep did not respond to a request for comment.

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