Tyler Perry is a busy man who needs a break, so he’ll be stepping back for a moment starting next month.
Between shooting movies, working on sitcoms, producing plays and promoting Precious, the writer-director-actor-producer has been in overdrive this year. Now, that fast pace has caught up with him.
“I need to take some time away,” He wrote on his Web site. “After the Precious premiere on November 1st, I’ve decided to take the rest of the year off. I just need a break.”
A big part of the strain most people don’t know about, though, is that his hectic schedule has included tending to his sick mother. He takes every chance he gets to go see her.
"I’ve been flying back and forth trying to keep my obligations all over the country and at the same time be by her side," Tyler explained. "It is very hard to see her this way, as well as my having to sit ten feet from my father when I do…God is funny; He will make you deal with stuff even when you think you’re over it."
Tyler’s relationship with his father has been strained for years, and the media mogul recently confessed that it was because his father was abusive towards him and his mother.
But with all the hard work Tyler has been doing this year, we think a break is long overdue. And we at Sister 2 Sister wish his mother a speedy recovery.
– Sonya Eskridge