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.