The director of the beloved Madea franchise revealed to Essence magazine that after his mother became sick, he began drinking daily.
“When she got sick in 2009 I started drinking every night because I couldn’t sleep.”
He tells the magazine that it was a visit from President BARACK OBAMA that made him change his self destructive addiction.
“It was President Obama’s visit to my studio, I don’t know what happened there, but when he came everything became clear.”
“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.’” he admitted.
We’re proud of PERRY for getting better.
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