Friends star Matthew Perry spent three MONTHS secretly in the hospital after undergoing surgery

Revealed: Matthew Perry remained in hospital in secret for three months after undergoing surgery to repair a gastrointestinal perforation

Matthew Perry remained in hospital in secret for three months after undergoing surgery to repair a gastrointestinal perforation.

The star of Friends, 48, told her 1,180,000 Twitter followers that she had spent the last three months in a hospital bed in an ironic tweet.

& # 39; Three months in a hospital bed. Check, "he wrote on Twitter.

Revealed: Matthew Perry remained in hospital in secret for three months after undergoing surgery to repair a gastrointestinal perforation

Revealed: Matthew Perry remained in hospital in secret for three months after undergoing surgery to repair a gastrointestinal perforation

Gastrointestinal perforation, also known as rupture of the bowel, can occur along any point of the wall of the gastrointestinal tract. This includes the esophagus, stomach, small intestine and large intestine.

Symptoms of ruptured bowel include severe abdominal pain and sometimes require emergency surgery. Possible causes can include the trauma of a knife wound or eating a sharp object. It can lead to sepsis and it can be fatal.

The revelation that Matthew spent three months in the hospital comes after a representative confirmed that he was taken to a Los Angeles hospital for the procedure in August.

Speaking: - Three months in a hospital bed. Check, "he wrote on Twitter

Speaking: - Three months in a hospital bed. Check, "he wrote on Twitter

Speaking: – Three months in a hospital bed. Check, "he wrote on Twitter

Explained: The star of Friends, 48, told her 1,180,000 Twitter followers that she had spent the last three months in a hospital bed in an ironic tweet (photographed in New York, April 2017)

Explained: The star of Friends, 48, told her 1,180,000 Twitter followers that she had spent the last three months in a hospital bed in an ironic tweet (photographed in New York, April 2017)

Explained: The star of Friends, 48, told her 1,180,000 Twitter followers that she had spent the last three months in a hospital bed in an ironic tweet (photographed in New York, April 2017)

"He is grateful for the concern and asks for more privacy while he heals," the statement said.

The actor is an outspoken advocate of addiction to addiction after battling addictions to alcohol and various prescription drugs during his time at Friends.

In 1997, he completed a 28-day program for addiction to Vicodin and later told Larry King that he took the painkiller "mainly to not drink as much as I did."

Honest: the actor is an advocate for addiction recovery after struggling with alcohol addictions and various prescription drugs during his time at Friends (in New York, March 2017)

Honest: the actor is an advocate for addiction recovery after struggling with alcohol addictions and various prescription drugs during his time at Friends (in New York, March 2017)

Honest: the actor is an advocate for addiction recovery after struggling with alcohol addictions and various prescription drugs during his time at Friends (in New York, March 2017)

In 2001, the actor entered a rehabilitation to recover from his use of Vicodin, methadone, amphetamines and alcohol.

Matthew found fame as one of six friends in the classic sitcom of the 90s with Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Lisa Kudrow, Matt LeBlanc and David Schwimmer.

Earlier this year, he sold his home in Hollywood Hills for $ 12.5 million after buying a $ 20 million luxury penthouse in Century City last year.

Stronger together: Matthew found fame as one of six friends in the classic sitcom of the 90s with Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Lisa Kudrow, Matt LeBlanc and David Schwimmer.

Stronger together: Matthew found fame as one of six friends in the classic sitcom of the 90s with Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Lisa Kudrow, Matt LeBlanc and David Schwimmer.

Stronger together: Matthew found fame as one of six friends in the classic sitcom of the 90s with Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Lisa Kudrow, Matt LeBlanc and David Schwimmer.

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