Matthew Perry was hospitalized for THREE MONTHS after a major operation

Matthew Perry was hospitalized for THREE MONTHS after a major operation

Matthew Perry spent three months in hospital at the hospital after surgery on his stomach, the Friends star revealed.

The 49-year-old American actor is locked up in the hospital after a major abdominal operation – the last in a series of worrying health problems for the star.

Matthew tweeted in the early hours of Saturday morning to keep his fans informed of his condition.

"Three months in a hospital bed, check", he wrote.

Matthew Perry spent three months in the hospital

While the star, who played Chandler Bing in the hugely successful New York-based sitcom, gave no other details about his health, the forced hospitalization was believed to be related to recent operations where he had to repair a gastrointestinal perforation.

He had surgery in a Los Angeles hospital in August, where his representative said at the time: "He is grateful for the concern and asks for constant privacy while he heals."

A gastrointestinal perforation – a hole in the stomach, colon or small intestine – can be caused by trauma to the area or by a number of diseases, including appendicitis and diverticulitis.

Friends walked for 10 years, but Matthew fought his addictions offset

It is not the first time that Matthew has sought medical help – he has been open to his previous addition to the prescribed painkiller Vicodin and his fight against alcohol abuse, which he tried to avoid while filming friends in the 1990s.

He turned to drugs and drank after a jetski accident in 1997, told People magazine in 2013: "I did and I felt better than ever in my life." I had a big problem with pills and alcohol, and I could not keep up. "

A stint in detoxification treatment came in the same year as the accident, but Matthew's demons were too powerful to overcome at the time.

Matt LeBlanc and Matthew Perry pose backstage after a performance by
Matt LeBlanc and other stars of friends begged Matthew to seek help

"You can not have a drug problem for 30 years and then expect it to be resolved within 28 days becoming sober is very difficult to do," he explained later.

Matthew would never drink on the Friends-set but often came to work with a hunger and suffered from withdrawal symptoms, so the other Friends stars begged him to get help.

But the actor was deeply in denial of his problems until 2001, where he flew to LA in a moment of clarity and checked in rehab.

Matthew has been sober for 17 years and has even turned his Malibu house into a sober house to help other addicts get out of the rehab clinic.