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Matthew Perry Is Recovering from Surgery to Repair a Gastrointestinal Perforation

Matthew Perry Is Recovering from Surgery to Repair a Gastrointestinal Perforation

We’re sending our best to Matthew Perry, who is currently recovering after a recent surgery to repair a gastrointestinal perforation.

This type of perforation happens “when a hole forms all the way through the stomach, large bowel, or small intestine,” Healthline.com reports. The cause can be appendicitis and diverticulitis, or traumas like a knife wound or gunshot wound.

Matthew Perry recently underwent surgery in a Los Angeles hospital to repair a gastrointestinal perforation,” a rep for the actor told People in a statement. “He is grateful for the concern and asks for continued privacy as he heals.”

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