Friends actor, Matthew Perry, has been rushed to hospital for emergency surgery.
The star, who played the part of Chandler Bing in Friends, was brought to a hospital in LA and underwent surgery for a dangerous stomach issue.
The 48-year-old had a gastrointestinal perforation, which is when a hole is created in the gastrointestinal tract, which results in severe stomach pains.
According to Radar Online, there were complications during the actor’s surgery, which resulted in a tracheostomy having to be performed.
“Matthew Perry 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,” a representative for the actor told PEOPLE.
The actor has struggled with addiction for many years since the 1990s, and has been very open about his journey.
“I had a big problem with pills and alcohol, and I couldn’t stop,” the actor told PEOPLE in 2013.
Matthew is now sober and has been for five years.
The actor has been part of several productions since Friends, and has also co-created programmes such as Mr. Sunshine and The Odd Couple, as well as writing a dark-comedy play called The End of Longing in 2016.