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Matthew Perry recovering from gastrointestinal perforation surgery

Press Trust of India  |  Los Angeles 

is on the road to recovery after undergoing gastrointestinal

The actor's confirmed to E! online that the had "recently underwent in a to repair a gastrointestinal perforation. He is grateful for the concern and asks for continued privacy as he heals."

The "Friends" alum, 48, has been open about his health struggles in the past, including his years-long battle with alcohol and Vicodin.

According to Healthline.com, gastrointestinal perforation "occurs when a hole forms all the way through the stomach, large bowel, or small intestine. It can be due to a number of different diseases, including appendicitis and diverticulitis. It can also be the result of trauma, such as a knife wound or gunshot wound.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Wed, August 08 2018. 13:40 IST
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