Troubled Matthew Perry recently suffered a serious medical crisis that left him fighting for his life, RadarOnline.com can exclusively report.
The former Friends star, 48 — who has appeared bloated, bleary-eyed and disheveled in recent years — was rushed to a Los Angeles hospital for “severe stomach pains,” a source told Radar.
He underwent a tracheostomy — a surgery to create an opening in the neck for direct access to the throat.
After medical complications, the actor was transferred to the intensive care unit of a second Los Angeles medical facility.
“He was in bad shape, and only recently has shown signs of improvement,” a source told Radar. "But he's still not well."
A rep for Perry told Radar the star "recently underwent surgery in a Los Angeles hospital to repair a gastrointestinal perforation."
After getting sober and creating a halfway house for addicts, Perry shut down his recovery business, Radar exclusively reported in 2016, and has seemingly gone on a downward spiral in recent years.
According to reports, he allegedly asked a porn star lover for opiates in 2017.
He previously confessed to suffering from addiction and alcoholism in the 90’s, during his Friends heyday.
“I had a big problem with pills and alcohol, and I couldn't stop,” he told People in 2013, boasting about his newfound sobriety.
He has never confirmed his suspected relapse.
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