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Tyler Perry sat down with Essence magazine to promote his new movie “Madea’s Witness Protection” but revealed something that none of us knew. Tyler revealed he began drinking every night after his mom became sick and was well on his way to having a problem until a visit from President Obama. Perry told Essence magazine:

“When she (mom) got sick in 2009 I started drinking every night because I couldn’t sleep — every night up to a couple of months ago. I never had a problem but I certainly was on way to having one.

I’d have me a nice big glass of Hennessy and I would sleep through the night. 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.” I swear the day after he left was the day I just said I am going to sleep without it.”

Another reason to luv our President I can only imagine the energy in the room whenever he walks in…..anyhoo good for Tyler :)

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