Matthew Perry is said to be on the mend following surgery. His rep said in a statement that the recent procedure was to repair a gastrointestinal perforation.
Just in case you were wondering, a gastrointestinal perforation happens when a hole forms all the way through the stomach, large bowels, or small intestine. It can be caused by a number of different diseases, including appendicitis and diverticulitis. It can also be the result of trauma, like a knife wound or gunshot wound.
At this point, there’s no word on what caused it for the “Friends” alum. But his rep said that Matt was “grateful for the concern and asks for continued privacy as he heals.”