Matthew Perry is on the road to recovery after undergoing surgery to repair a gastrointestinal perforation.

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A rep for the beloved “Friends” alum updated People on the actor’s condition.

“Matthew Perry recently underwent surgery in a Los Angeles hospital to repair a gastrointestinal perforation,” the rep said on Tuesday. “He is grateful for the concern and asks for continued privacy as he heals.”

According to, a gastrointestinal perforation “occurs when a hole forms all the way through the stomach, large bowel, or small intestine.”

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Common causes of a gastrointestinal perforation include appendicitis, diverticulitis, a knife wound or gunshot wound.