Tyler Perry's birthday gift to Oprah Winfrey was so big, she ended up spraining her back
A rose might be a rose by any other name, but when it comes to the roses that Tyler Perry sent to Oprah Winfrey for her birthday, they also translate to a whole lot of pain.
Media mogul Winfrey — who turned 59 on Tuesday — revealed via her Twitter account that a bushel of roses sent to her as a b'day gift from Perry totally bowled her over. And left her laid up in bed for a day after she injured herself moving them.
"In bed with an ice pack most of today. Moved a bushel of roses sent by @tylerperry and sprained a back muscle," Winfrey tweeted on Thursday to Twitter pal Lonnell Williams, adding the hashtag #birthdaylove.
By later in the day, however, Winfrey appeared to be on the mend, and informed her 16 million-plus Twitter followers that she was on the path to wellness.
"Standing upright again after a day in bed with an ice pack," Winfrey wrote. "Sharing birthday cake with my Daughter Girls!"
Even so, a wave of guilt washed over "Madea" mogul Perry, who tweeted, "I feel so bad" with a link to a Facebook post that expanded on the situation.
"I like to send really large flower arrangements to people for whatever occasion. Well, I sent one to Oprah yesterday for her birthday," Perry wrote. "She strained her back picking it up. No joke! Feel better Oprah. Happy birthday. Sorry. Next year I'm sending her one rose. :-)"
Probably a wise idea. Just make sure it's de-thorned.