Yes, I’ve been Perry ill

Sunday Mirror (Northern Ireland) - - News - BY AMY SHARPE amy.sharpe@sun­daymir­ror.co.uk

FRIENDS star Matthew Perry has been in hos­pi­tal for three months, he re­vealed yes­ter­day.

The ac­tor, 49, told of his health bat­tle af­ter ma­jor ab­dom­i­nal surgery ear­lier this year.

“Three months in a hos­pi­tal bed. Check,” he tweeted on Satur­day.

The news sparked a flood of sup­port from his 1.18 mil­lion fol­low­ers, many post­ing Friends memes and quotes from his show char­ac­ter, Chan­dler Bing.

The de­tails of his con­di­tion are un­known but it is be­lieved to be linked to an op to re­pair a gas­tro-in­testi­nal per­fo­ra­tion – a hole in the stom­ach, small in­tes­tine or large bowel – in Au­gust.

At the time of the op, done in LA, his rep thanked fans for their sup­port, adding: “He is grate­ful and asks for con­tin­ued pri­vacy as he heals.” It is the lat­est health scare for the star, who has bat­tled drug and al­co­hol ad­dic­tion.

Perry got hooked on pre­scrip­tion painkillers and booze af­ter a 1997 jet ski ac­ci­dent. And he ad­mit­ted ar­riv­ing at the Friends set hung-over or with with­drawal symp­toms in its 1990s heydey.

He later said: “I had a big prob­lem with pills and al­co­hol, I couldn’t stop.”

Perry spent time in and out of re­hab but has now been sober for 17 years.

WOES Perry & tweet

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