Former Friends actor Matthew Perry was recently hospitalised to undergo emergency surgery on his bowel. 

A rep confirmed that he was hospitalised on Tuesday in LA.

“He is grateful for the concern and asks for continued privacy as he heals,” the rep said in a statement.

Perry required a repair after a gastrointestinal perforation, better known as a ruptured bowel. 

The internal injury can be caused by a range of things from eating a sharp object, trauma and alternate medical treatments such as a colonoscopy. 

It has not been reported how the 48-year-old’s bowel was perforated.