Actor Matthew Perry rushed to LA Hospital and operated! Is serious but stable now!

Actor Matthew Perry rushed to LA Hospital and operated! Is serious but stable now!
  • American-Canadian actor Matthew Perry, 52 was rushed to an LA hospital for an abdominal problem
  • It is reported that he has undergone emergency surgery to repair the gastrointestinal perforation
  • His rep confirmed the surgery and gave a statement

Matthew Perry and his recent health scare

It is learned that Matthew Perry suffered a recent health emergency and was rushed to an LA hospital for it. His ailment was so severe that he needed urgent surgery to rectify the defect.

He had a perforation in his gut that had to be sealed off immediately. A rep of this Friends star has confirmed about the actor’s illness and that he has been operated on.

Source: The Independent (Matthew)

His rep 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.”

What is gastrointestinal perforation and what leads to it?

When there occurs a leak or hole in the gastrointestinal wall due to varied reasons, it is considered a gastrointestinal perforation. It could be due to post-trauma such as after a knife or gunshot wound.

There are other medical conditions that could also lead to it and including appendicitis, diverticulitis, and the like.

Matthew’s health deteriorates

After an initial phase of apparent recovery, Matthew’s condition deteriorated and he was shifted to another facility in LA where an emergency tracheostomy has been performed to overcome his breathing problem.

A source said:

“He was in bad shape, and only recently has shown signs of improvement, But he’s still not well.”

Source: Radar Online (Matthew in relapse)

He is probably also in a relapse of his addiction problem which he has not disclosed to anyone.

Matthew Perry’s addiction issue

Matthew has battled with an addiction to alcohol and Vicodin for many years. He had said:

“I couldn’t stop. Eventually things got so bad that I couldn’t hide it, and then everybody knew.”

He was in rehab twice for his chronic problem. Perry came out and was able to help others with similar problems. He said at that time:

“I’ve had a lot of ups and downs in my life and a lot of wonderful accolades, I ‘ve learned a lot from my failures, but the best thing about me is that if an alcoholic comes up to me and says ‘Will you help me stop drinking?’ I will say ‘Yes, I know how to do that’.”

Source: Daily Express (Matthew)

Matthew Perry opened his own rehab center in Malibu which he called Perry House to help people overcome their addictions. Matthew Perry was managed for his addiction at Phoenix House which is a treatment center in California. Praising the center for having helped him get sober, Matthew had said:

“At Phoenix House, I was very moved by the hope that I saw there, which is what this is all about. Getting sober is a really hard thing to do.”

The award-winning alcoholic

In June 2015, Phoenix House presented Matthew with the Phoenix Rising Award 2015, and Matthew was amused. He laughed:

“I’m an award-winning alcoholic. I shouldn’t be getting an award: Phoenix House should be getting an award.”

Source: Free Rehab Centres (Phoenix House LA)

Matthew has also written a play which he named The End of Longing which he states deals with his struggles with addiction. He said in 2017:

“It’s an exaggerated form of myself, but I am an open wound out there by the end of the play, that’s for sure.”

But it looks now that he has again fallen prey to this addiction and surrendered to it. Hoping for his speedy improvement and rehab!

Short Bio on Matthew Perry

Matthew Perry is a Canadian-American actor as well known for the role-play of a chandler bing in a TV series known as F.R.I.E.N.D.S.

He has also appeared in numerous movies including The Whole Nine Yards, Numb, Three To Tango, and many more. Furthermore, Perry is also a co-creator and co-writer of Mr. Sunshine. More bio…


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