Matthew Perry was in 'very serious' condition during his three-month stay in the hospital
The actor who has faced multiple cases of health degradation is finally home, and probably in a much better state.
Matthew Perry, the actor who is probably everyone's favorite for his character Chandler Bing in the 1994 sitcom 'F.R.I.E.N.D.S', has recently been released from the hospital and is 'finally going home'. The actor was secretly hospitalized for almost three months following a major abdominal surgery.
A source now confirmed that his condition was indeed very serious. Talking to People, the source said that Perry, who is now healing from a gastrointestinal perforation due to which he was bedridden for almost three months, "was very sick when he was hospitalized". Elaborating on the nature of the operation, the source further added: "A gastrointestinal surgery is very complex, and the healing can be complicated.” The source also added the TV star is now on the mend. The actor had also undergone a surgery to repair a hole in his intestinal tract back in August. Regarding the recent surgery which took place at a hospital in Los Angeles, a rep had said, "He is grateful for the concern and asks for continued privacy as he heals."
Three months in a hospital bed. Check.— matthew perry (@MatthewPerry) September 15, 2018
However, Perry has had a long history of health issues The actor has also opened up about his addiction to the prescription painkiller Vicodin and his battle with alcohol abuse in the past. Although he did try to keep his illness undercover while filming for 'F.R.I.E.N.D.S', he would often appear on set hungover. Concerned by his degrading health other cast members had tried to persuade him towards a better life. Remember the episode where all the friends try to convince Chandler to quit smoking? In fact, Rachel (Jennifer Aniston) had also given him a healing take to which he would listen to.
Following the actor's revelation of his hospitalization, many celebrities and fans took to social media to wish the star a speedy recovery and Perry received many words of encouragement. Fans used GIFs from Perry's hit show to convey their admiration for his humor and also wish him well.
The 90's where a strange time for the actor. On one hand, his sitcom was becoming a generation-defining show, on the other hand, Perry was turning to drugs and booze after a jet ski accident in 1997. In 2013, he had told People, "I did and I felt better than I ever felt in my entire life. I had a big problem with pills and alcohol, and I couldn't stop. The actor, who was in denial of his condition until 2001, soon went to rehab to get better. "You can't have a drug problem for 30 years and then expect to have it solved in 28 days. Getting sober is a really hard thing to do."