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Friends alum Matthew Perry on Friday penned his first tweet since March 23 to announce that he has spent the past three months in the hospital.
“Three months in a hospital bed. Check,” the actor wrote. The tweet comes after it was first reported in August that Perry had undergone surgery. A rep for the actor told People at the time that he “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.”
The outlet on Saturday reported that Perry was heading home after his recent hospitalization.
The actor has long been outspoken about his personal battles, including his struggles with sobriety. Perry previously told The Hollywood Reporter about the lessons he’s learned from his own recovery, a years-long journey that has included several inpatient treatment stays and later a sober life focused on helping others. “I’ve had a lot of ups and downs in my life and a lot of wonderful accolades,” he said. “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.’
“When you’re having a bad day, the best thing you can do is call somebody and ask them how they’re doing,” added Perry, “and actually pay attention and listen to the answer to get out of your own head.”
The actor most recently appeared onscreen in the 2017 miniseries The Kennedys: Decline and Fall, in which he played Ted Kennedy. He also appeared on CBS All Access’ The Good Fight.
The Hollywood Reporter has reached out to Perry’s reps for comment.
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