Friends ac­tor is ‘still in hos­pi­tal’

Wales On Sunday - - NEWS -

FRIENDS star Matthew Perry re­vealed he has spent three months in hos­pi­tal fol­low­ing surgery to re­pair a rup­tured bowel.

Last month a spokes­woman for the ac­tor, 49, said he un­der­went an op­er­a­tion in Los An­ge­les and was “grate­ful for the con­cern and asks for con- tin­ued pri­vacy as he heals”.

On Fri­day, Perry tweeted to say he was still in hos­pi­tal.

He said: “Three months in a hos­pi­tal bed. Check.”

A punc­tured bowel – or gas­troin­testi­nal per­fo­ra­tion – can oc­cur along any point in the wall of the gas­troin­testi­nal tract, in­clud­ing the stom­ach, small in­tes­tine and large in­tes­tine. Symp­toms in­clude se­vere ab­dom­i­nal pain.

Perry found fame in the 1990s as Chan­dler Bing in clas­sic US sit­com Friends.

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

Friends ended in 2004, but fans re­joiced when all 10 se­ries were brought to Net­flix in Jan­uary this year.

Perry pre­vi­ously said he would not want a Friends re­union be­cause it would “ruin” the sit­com’s end­ing.

Matthew Perry

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