What’s Up With Matthew Perry?

So, is silence golden … or ominous? A week after Matthew Perry’s reps said the “Friends” star was to be released from the hospital following a bout with the flu, today’s USA Today says the actor is still hanging with the orderlies. Officially, there’s been no word from Perry’s camp. His publicist could not be reached for comment today.

USA Today columnist Jeannie Williams says Perry’s flu morphed into “severe stomach pains,” hence the extended stay.

Perry’s camp went public with news of the actor’s bad tummy last week in apparent bid to head off any nasty whispers about the 30-year-old star who once did a rehab stay for a prescription drug habit.