|Oprah Strains Back Lifting Gift from Tyler Perry|
|Luchina Fisher||Jan 31, 2013, 11:31 AM|
Perry sent Winfrey a bouquet of flowers for her 59th birthday Tuesday, but she injured her back picking them up. Perry posted a mea culpa on Facebook, under the title, "I Feel So Bad."
"I like to send really large flower arrangements to people for whatever occasion. Well, I sent one to Oprah yesterday for her birthday. She strained her back picking it up. No joke! Feel better Oprah. Happy birthday. Sorry. :-( Next year I'm sending her one rose. :-)," he wrote on Jan. 30.
The day before, Winfrey shared on Twitter that she was spending her birthday with longtime sweetheart Stedman Graham.
"Enjoying lunch with Stedman . No plans to leave p.j.'s all day," she wrote alongside a picture of the two of them.
The following day, she posted a picture of her surrounded with flowers, along with the words, "Thanks everyone for your birthday wishes."
And just in case, Perry was still feeling bad, she posted a message for him too: "@tylerperry no need to feel bad, love the roses and got an extra day in bed. Can you say #icepack"
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Last October, Winfrey inked a multi-year deal with Perry, under which he will executive produce, write and direct two new scripted series for OWN, marking the first foray into scripted programming for Winfrey's fledgling network.