Matthew Perry is still on the mend following a gastrointestinal surgery two years ago.
The “Friends” star’s stepfather, Keith Morrison, recalled to People recently having to be there for Perry, 51, as he struggled with his health.
“We were able to be with him a lot of the time through that, which was I think good for everybody,” reflected Morrison. “It’s awful when people have a serious [illness] and have to have operations and worry about whether or not they’re going to make it through.
“It brings the whole family closer. We all get to be there to pull for him. He’s coming through it.”
Perry underwent the surgery to repair a gastrointestinal perforation, which can be caused by drug and alcohol abuse, issues that Perry has been candid about in the past.