Matthew Perry on the mend after gastrointestinal surgery

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A representative for the actor said: "He is grateful for the concern and asks for continued privacy as he heals".

He has reportedly had emergency surgery for the gastrointestinal perforation, which means a hole has formed in part of the gastrointestinal tract (the oesophagus, stomach, small intestine, and large intestine).

"He was in bad shape, and only recently has shown signs of improvement", a source told Radar.

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It can be due to a number of different diseases, including appendicitis and diverticulitis.

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Possible causes are wide-ranging, including trauma from a knife wound or eating a sharp object; a medical procedure such as a colonoscopy, cancers, ulcers or infections.

In 1997 he completed a 28-day program to rid himself of the powerful painkiller.

Of the character, Kathleen said Charles was a groundbreaking one, adding: "How they approached with me with it was, 'Would you like to be the first woman playing a man playing a woman?' I said yes, because there weren't many drag/trans people on television at the time". I called my husband and said, 'I don't know what to do.' He said, 'You just do the job.' It got to be very hostile because the crew began taking sides. He went into rehab in 1997 for Vicodin and again in 2001.

"Getting sober is a really hard thing to do". (Very famous Hollywood actress) has played the same role for 20 years. "Rheumatoid arthritis hit in my late 30s - the last of my years in which Hollywood would consider me a sexually appealing leading lady", she told the magazine.

Now, Matthew, who was honoured with the 2015 Phoenix Rising Award, helps other recovering addicts on their journey to sobriety. During a February interview with Gay Times, she said, "I don't think [the show has] aged well".

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