3. Tyler Perry: President Obama helped him quit drinking
Tyler Perry is opening up about what got him to put down the bottle. The Madea’s Witness Protection director-producer-star revealed to S2S months ago that he leaned heavily on alcohol to cope with his mother’s death.
He told Essence.com, however, that it was President Barack Obama that got him to kick the habit.
"It was President Obama’s visit to my studio, I don’t know what happened there, but when he came everything became clear," said Tyler. “I just kind of came out of a haze. It was like, ‘Wake up, kid. You know life is still going on. I know you miss her, I know you care but wake up. Life is still going on.’”
Tyler added, “I swear the day after he left was the day I just said I am going to sleep without it."