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Matthew Perry underwent surgery to repair a gastrointestinal perforation

Matthew Perry underwent surgery to repair a gastro-intestinal perforation, the actor’s rep says.

(Reuters)

Matthew Perry is on the road to recovery.

The former ‘Friends’ star is on the mend after undergoing a recent surgery, his rep tells ET.

“Matthew Perry recently underwent surgery in a Los Angeles hospital to recover from a gastro-intestinal perforation,” the rep said in a statement on Tuesday. “He is grateful for the attention and asks for continued privacy as he heals.”

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Perry has been open about his past health struggles, including fights with addiction to alcohol and Vicodin. He began his recovery in 2015 will have a video for Phoenix House, a California-based treatment center. And Perry recently wrote a play, “The End of Desire”, he told ET mirrors that struggle.

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“It is an exaggerated form of myself, but I am an open wound that is there at the end of the play, that’s for sure,” he told ET of the games in April 2017.

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“I’m always attracted to characters that improvement, that are geared to try to become better men in their life, that begins in a somewhat broken place and try to improve their lives, and that is what I have tried to do in my personal life,” he explained. “I love stories that tell that story.”

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