Friends star Matthew Perry reveals he nearly died in 2018, spending two weeks in coma: ‘Doctors said I had a two percent chance of living’

friends star Matthew Perry recently revealed that he nearly died in 2018 after his stomach ruptured due to opioid overuse. At the time, there were reports that Perry had been hospitalized due to a gastrointestinal perforation. However, the reality of the situation was much more dire, as the actor spent two weeks in a coma, five months in the hospital and had to use a colostomy bag for nine months.

Perry told People, “The doctors told my family I had a 2% chance of living. I was put on an ECMO machine, which does all the breathing for your heart and your lungs. And called it Hail Mary No one escapes from it.”

Matthew Perry is Always open about your addiction struggles, During the 10 season run of Friends, he was taking 55 Vicodins a day, which caused a massive drop in his weight.

“I didn’t know how to stop. If the police came to my house and said, ‘If you drink tonight, we’re going to take you to jail,’ I’d start packing. I couldn’t stop because of illness and addiction. is progressive. So as you get older, it gets worse and worse,” Perry said. He further added that he has had 14 surgeries on his abdomen so far as a result of his addictions to various pills, he added. , “That’s a lot of reminders to stay calm. All I have to do is look below.”

Matthew Perry said his doctor told him he needed to be calm. “My doctor said, ‘Next time you think about taking Oxycontin, just think about having a colostomy bag for the rest of your life,'” the actor said. “And a little window opened up and I kept crawling out of it and I don’t want Oxycontin anymore.”


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