Matthew Perry Reveals THREE-MONTH Hospital Stay; Is the Actor Alright Now?

About five weeks ago, we quoted a report that claimed Matthew Perry was on death’s door.

It may have seemed like hyperbole to some, but the former Friends star has now come out and confirmed the following:

He was REALLY sick for a long period of time.

On Friday, the 49-year-old actor tweeted a few simple, albeit scary, words:

Three months in a hospital bed. Check.

Whoa there.

Three months in a hospital bed?!? That makes it sound as if the “death’s door” report was not so far off base.

Perry did not specify whether or not he’s finally been checked out of the hospital, but it’s safe to assume so based on that Tweet.

The update comes a little over a month after a rep for the actor confirmed in a statement to that “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.”

The outcome of this specific surgery depends on how early the ailment was diagnosed, along with how severe the perforation is and whether the patient had another disease or illness at the time.

We can’t really answer any of these questions when it comes to Perry.

Often times, conditions such as appendicitis, stomach ulcers, gallstones and/or Crohn’s disease can cause gastrointestinal perforations, as can a stabbing to the abdomen and abdominal surgery.

Moreover, smoking and excessive alcohol use can increase a person’s need for this procedure.

And it’s a safe guess that this is why Perry has been suffering.

The veteran star has open about his struggles with alcohol abuse and has even opened his own sober-living facility named Perry House.

“I couldn’t stop,” Perry told People Magazine in 2013 of his substance abuse. “Eventually things got so bad that I couldn’t hide it, and then everybody knew.”

A powerful voice in the battle against addiction, Perry also said the following at one point to The Hollywood Reporter”

“You can’t have a drug problem for 30 years and then expect to have it be solved in 28 days.”

This is a reference to the typical length of one’s stay at a treatment facility.

In honor of his road to recovery, Perry was presented with the 2015 Phoenix Rising Award.

“I’m an award-winning alcoholic,” Perry told The Hollywood Reporter. “I shouldn’t be getting an award; Phoenix House should be getting an award.”

Along with his iconic role on Friends, Perry also anchored such programs as The Odd Couple. Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip and Mr. Sunshine.

We wish him all the best.


Tyler Perry Offers Acting Gig to Job-Shamed Cosby Show Actor Geoffrey Owens!

Former Cosby Show actor Geoffrey Owens made a reluctant return to the spotlight this week in what we are calling a Reverse Alex-From-Target situation.

Inexplicably, the actor was shamed and ridiculed for working a normal job as a cashier in between acting gigs.

Now, Tyler Perry has reached out to Owens to offer him a job in television again.

Geoffrey Owens had to step away from his job as a cashier at Trader Joe’s after becoming the center of national attention.

But Tyler Perry has reached out on Twitter to offer him a new job.

#GeoffreyOwens I’m about to start shootings OWN’s number one drama next week!” Perry tweeted.

“Come join us!!!” He offered.I have so much respect for people who hustle between gigs.”

Perry makes it clear that he has respect for non-acting jobs, calling them “the measure of a true artist.”

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In case you’ve forgotten what this was about, Geoffrey Owens rose to national attention this week after he was recognized and photographed while working as a cashier at Trader Joe’s.

He is most famous for having played Elvin Tibideaux on The Cosby Show from 1985 to 1992.

Many were surprised to see him working a normal job. Some people assume that once a person has had a major television role, they are set for life.

This led some people, including Fox News, to shame him for taking this job, assuming that he had carelessly spent a massive TV fortune.

(If we’re picking on former Cosby stars, absolutely everyone can think of a man more deserving of ire)

Thankfully, those hateful messages were very effectively shut down.

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There are two important things that everyone seeing this story should keep in mind.

One, Geoffrey is not some washed up former actor. He’s still an actor.

Just last year, he was on Fox’s Lucifer (which was famously saved earlier this year along with shows like Brooklyn Nine-Nine and The Expanse — the next season will air on Netflix).

Two, it is totally normal for actors — among other artists — to have regular jobs between or during their art gigs.

Only a very small percentage of actors, writers, and others are able to coast along on the wealth gathered from just a few projects. 

It’s great that Perry reached out, especially since Geoffrey could no longer work as an anonymous cashier.

But the biggest takeaway that we should all have from this situation has nothing to do with the realities of the acting world.

Many believe that you have the right to photograph anything that you see in public. That may be so, but snapping a photo is not the same thing as sharing it.

Whether your cashier is attractive or looks like a famous actor or just has weird hair, you do not have the right to broadcast their image across the internet.

None of us ever know what photos of ours may go viral, so we should be extremely careful that we’re not potentially dragging an innocent person into the spotlight.

Please have good manners. Please treat cashiers, and others, with the respect and dignity befitting fellow human beings.


Katy Perry: I Was Never Raped By Dr. Luke; Kesha and Gaga Lied

Back in 2016, Kesha alleged that she was raped by her longtime producer and mentor, Lukasz Sebastian Gottwald, known professionally as Dr. Luke.

The ensuing court case became a subject of intense media scrutiny, as some of the biggest names in music found themselves embroiled in one of the most shocking industry scandals in recent history.

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While famous friends of Kesha’s, such as Lady Gaga, came to the singer’s support, others were surprised to find themselves caught up in the proceedings.

One such unwitting participant was Katy Perry.

Back in June, allegations that Perry had been raped by Gottwald began to spread on social media after The Blast obtained documents from the producer’s counter-suit against Kesha.

Lawyers for Gottwald alleged that Kesha “falsely asserted that Gottwald had also raped Kathryn Hudson p/k/a Katy Perry.”

In newly-released transcripts from a July 2017 deposition, Perry insists that she was never assaulted by Luke and has no idea how that rumor came about.

Asked by an attorney for Gottwald is she had ever been raped by the producer, Perry replied simply, “No.”

“Absolutely not,” she added when asked if he had “sexually assaulted her.”

Lawyers for Luke stated that the rumors began when Kesha texted Lady Gaga alleging that Gottwald had raped Perry.

They claim that Gaga then spread the false information on social media in an attempt to defame Gottwald.

“Following this text message conversation, and with [Kesha’s] encouragement, Ms. Germanotta spread negative messages about Gottwald in the press and on social media,” attorneys alleged.

“For example, in February 2016, Ms. Germanotta posted multiple articles discussing defendant defamatory statements on her Twitter page.”

Gaga previously stated that she had heard rumors about Gottwald raping Perry from Interscope Records Chief John Janick.

“I saw information about Kesha that was related to her having difficulty getting away from a record producer that had allegedly raped her,” Gaga told the court.

“Yes, and I don’t know that he used  the word ‘rumor.’ I don’t recall exactly the way he said it. I just recall that it was brought up,” she added.

”He said something like I heard he raped Katy, too.”

Luke’s legal team released a statement yesterday summarizing the case thusly:

“In 2014, Kesha filed a bogus Complaint against Dr. Luke — which she has voluntarily dismissed — falsely claiming that he drugged and raped her in 2005.

Now, after four years of litigation, it is Dr. Luke’s defamation claim that remains. Evidence is now publicly available to show that Kesha’s Complaint was filed pursuant to a ‘Press Plan’ and PR media blitz, designed to create the maximum negative public pressure on Dr. Luke in order to get him to give in to her contract demands.

Having done all of the damage publicizing her false claim of rape for years, Kesha now has asked Dr. Luke to not speak publicly about the evidence just being revealed… even though this is the first time Dr. Luke has the opportunity to do so with some of the actual facts. Ironic, indeed.”

We’ll have further information on this developing story as more information becomes available.


Matthew Perry on “Death’s Door” Following Emergency Operation

Matthew Perry is fighting for his life, according to a troubling new report.

The former Friends star “recently underwent surgery in a Los Angeles hospital to repair a gastrointestinal perforation,” his rep has confirmed to multiple outlets.

This statement concludes as follows:

“He is grateful for the concern and asks for continued privacy as he heals.”

For the record, a gastrointestinal perforation takes place when a hole develops in the lining of the throat to rectum area; it can be caused by a multitude of factors — such as Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis and appendicitis.

We got this information from the Mayo Clinic.

But we’ve also gleaned some intel from Radar Online, which is not treating Perry’s condition in a casual manner.

This website claims that Perry may not even survive as a result of the “severe stomach pains” that led to his hospitalization and subsequent surgery this week.

“He was in bad shape, and only recently has shown signs of improvement,” a source tells Radar of Perry. “But he’s still not well.”

Perry had battled substance abuse problems over the years, occasionally speaking to the press and the public about these personal obstacles and hiccups.

Drinking too much, it should be noted here, can contribute to digestive health issues.

“I’ve had a lot of ups and downs in my life and a lot of wonderful accolades,” Perry said three years ago, adding:

“But the best thing about me is that if an alcoholic comes up to me and says, ‘Will you help me stop drinking?’ I will say, ‘Yes. I know how to do that.'”

This same year, Perry opened up a sober-living facility named the Perry House.

He has done all he can to educate folks on alcoholism and to assist others in his same situation.

This is why we hope Radar’s headline, which really does clam that Perry is on “death’s door,” is nothing but click bait-based hyperbole.

The site also alleges that Perry has been on a “downward spiral” since 2016, despite personal claims that he’s been safely on the wagon.

“I had a big problem with pills and alcohol, and I couldn’t stop,” the star told People Magazine in 2013, boasting at the time about his newfound sobriety.

Around this same time, Perry received a Champion of Recovery award from the Office of National Drug Control Policy.

Two years later, after leaving a treatment center called The Phoenix House, Perry told The Hollywood Reporter:

“I’m an award-winning alcoholic. I shouldn’t be getting an award; Phoenix House should be getting an award.

Perry, of course, will forever be known as Chandler Bing from Friends.

But his television resume also includes roles on The West Wing, Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip, The Good Wife, Go On and The Odd Couple.

We wish him the very best.