Friends Star Matthew Perry Recovering After Emergency Surgery

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Friends Star Matthew Perry Recovering After Emergency Surgery

Friends star Matthew Perry is recovering after having to undergo emergency surgery for a gastrointestinal perforation.


The 48-year-old has thanked fans for their concern and asked for privacy while he begins the long road to recovery from the major surgery, People reports.

A spokesperson for the actor said: "Matthew Perry recently underwent surgery in a Los Angeles hospital to repair a gastrointestinal perforation.


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

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The first symptoms of gastrointestinal preforation is often severe abdominal pain and is more commonly known as a ruptured bowel.

The illness can originate from the intestine, stomach or even throat.


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.

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He also starred in The Kennedys After Camelot and CBS spin-off Good Wife before also taking to the stage for The End Of Longing on the West End.

While the rest of us are out here longing for a Friends reunion, Matthew recently revealed he's been having nightmares about the show making a comeback. Devastating news.

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Topics: Celebrity News, matthew perry, Friends

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