Tyler Perry Drops The Act, Says He’s Tired Of Cross-Dressing On The Road

- By Bossip Staff

To the dismay of 750,000 fans, Tyler Perry is the one monkey capable of stopping Madea’s show.

TP and the gangsta granny cross-dressing role that made him a household name are taking a little vacay. In a letter to his stans on Wednesday, Tyler announced he was cancelling the “encore leg” of the “Madea’s Big Happy Family” tour due to exhaustion.

You have no idea how hard this is for me to do but I wanted you to hear it from me first. After 125 performances in 126 days last spring, and doing two movies back-to-back this summer, then coming right back on tour and doing another 30 performances in as many days it’s all become too much. I’m truly so exhausted.

So, with that said, unfortunately starting next week, October 19th, I am going to have to cancel some dates of the “encore leg” of the MADEA’s BIG HAPPY FAMILY tour. I know a lot of you worked really hard to buy those tickets and I want to assure you that you will be refunded for the ticket price at your point of purchase.

I feel terrible about this and hope you can understand but right now I’m not capable of giving you the show you want and deserve. I hope one day soon I will be able to make it up to you.

I want to thank the nearly 750,000 fans who bought tickets and have crowded these arenas and theaters across the country this year, and made this one of the most special tours I’ve ever had. With me dealing with so much personal grief after the loss of my mother, it could not have come at a better time. You all helped me through it and feeling the love and support of the people who started it all was just what I needed. I felt it and I still do. Thank you.

Since “exhaustion” is typically Hollyweird code for “I got wasted” or “I don’t wanna do this sh*t anymore,” we would question Tyler’s motives. But 750,000 tickets sold? That’s one hell of a payday to be walking away from.


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    • tj

      Glad I wasn’t the only one who noticed that beautiful dog. I don’t think I’ve ever seen a solid black shephard.

    • Kevin O

      He’s making the right decision. Besides, Eddie Long called and said: “Dey comin’ fo us nucca, dey comin'”

  • that damn sh#$ disturber

    and tyler looks pretty good there too…

  • nana

    YEP like Dave chappelle, Tyler is walking away from it cuz he doesn’t wonna do it anymore! Good for him! Money can’t buy u happiness and health! And he already has money so who cares! U go TP

  • buddy

    Looking at that pic makes me think someone told Tyler he better start looking more “gangsta” in public

  • nneka

    It may have been a hell of a payday but would it have made him happy?no.I can understand that.

  • divalious

    awww no more Madea. Oh well get some rest TP u deserve it. I agree money cant buy u health.

  • Jay

    Finally he doesn’t look gay in a pic, I still think he is undercover though.

  • Lady A

    That man been busting his tale here lately working. He needs a break. I have already seen the play sometime last year. It was good but he didn’t really have a big role in it.He has been trying to wing Madea out of his work for a minute now. He brings her in just enough so people wont complain about not seeing her. Heck just from the 125 shows in 126 days I would have been done! Rest up T.P.

  • Shawn Plastick

    Accept for denzel, every black actor or comedian thats made it big has dressed as a women! Why is this entertaining to America?


    Speaking of Denzel, there’s a young brother who just joined the ‘Saturday Night Live’ cast that does a MEAN impersonation. It was dead on – and hilarious. Reminds me of when Eddie Murphy first burst on the scene. He’s got that kind of dominating, scene-stealing energy. Very talented. Get familiar, y’all.

    • rama.h24

      Yeah he is very talented and funny. I love his fifty cent and Jayz impersonation

  • if anything be noble

    Shawn Plastick, because America can’t take pure Black masculinity head on. Black men have to be softened and castrated before white America will let them into their psyche. (Btw… when Black men dress as women, it’s a jab at Black women, too. It appeals because it shows Black men demeaning Black women and Black women as huge, ugly, loud and unfeminine.) … don’t remember Will dressing as a woman, tho?…

    • candyshop

      I agree. Dave Chappelle said they tried to get him to do that and he said Hell No! He said they always want blace comedians to dress like women but they don’t ask white comedians to do that. He said they kept badgering him about doint it as least once and he refuse. He said his comedy was good enough the did not need to dress like a womand and he won’t! That’s why have a lot of respect for Dave Chappelle.

  • http://deleted Just Sayin

    It’s refreshing to see that a brotha is so paid that they can walk away from a payday like that!

    Do you brotha!

  • baybaybay

    I don’t blame him he’s did the Flip Wilson Geraldine act long enough give it a rest.

  • nini

    gay genious

    • blaxitive


      What are you trying to say exactly??
      I have one for you: IDIOT SPELLER!

    • Carlos Harris

      genius, yes, but gay, he is not. He is a victim of sexual abuse as a child, alongside that is sexual confusion. I would hope that he is coming to terms with the effects this is having on him, as well as his community. If he were gay, there is a big chance that he wouldnt care because he was being himself, which he is not. Bottom line, more women than a little has a chance with him, she just has to be very calculating, patient, and truly love him (this should be a general rule by now, as the hate on black men in America is way too visible to ignore).


    Tyler get you some rest honey I saw the play and it was well worth my time, I laughed, I cried, I had a ball, may God continue to bless you!!!



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    Wow, sounds like he was working hard. Just reading about all the stuff he was doing made ME tired. Got nothing bad to say about a hard worker. Get some rest, Tyler. No snarky comments here. šŸ™‚

  • Greeneyedbandit

    Tyler Perry is so d*m handsome to me! always liked him.I’d like to see him do a love scene wit Janet.

  • lt

    at least he realize he’s burnt out and refunding the money. you have to give yourself a break sometimes or your body will break for you and you don’t want that to happen.

  • oh puhleeze

    Smart move on his part if he’s exhausted. Tyler Perry is the hardest working man in show business. He’s entitled to a break.

  • Please

    Naw man….this is the Boondock’s episode effect. They ripped him to shreds and I garantee you Aaron MacGruder got Ol Tyler P thinking.

  • Booger Bear

    I would have more respect for him if he would stop hiding behind women’s issues and bring his azz out of the closet.

  • Nikki of Atlanta

    I like Tyler Perry!

    He is a good dude and does a lot for others and …that man works hard.

    You know he is used to be homeless right?…

  • mosiane

    Sorry Tyler Perry, but it’s too late. Everyone already knows your “secret,” just keep playing Maedea and be happy!

    • Carlos Harris

      what secret what secret? i want to know!

  • realdwn2erth

    He’s paved the way for many, actors. Young, old, new, and including: wanna-bees; like: Mariah Carey, Gaborey Sidibe, Mary J. Blige, Monique, Janet Jackson, etc. He’s even, brought back to the films; Cicely Tyson, Robin Givens, and Keshia Pullium Knight. And, if he decides; he need to take a break; some time out for himself! “THEN, I SAY: SO BE IT.. THIS MAN HERE; IS BRILLIANT! AND, HE DESERVES A BREAK! I LOVE YOU TYLER!!!

    • realdwn2erth

      Oh! And, I didn’t know that his mom, died. May she rest in peace! And, may, God be with her and the family…

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