Oprah Winfrey, while celebrating her 59th birthday received a huge flower arrangement from actor and producer Tyler Perry, but when the talk show legend tried to move the arrangement, she injured her back!
Oprah tweeted, “In bed with an ice pack most of today. Moved a bushel of roses sent by @tylerperry and sprained a back muscle.”
“I feel so bad,” Perry wrote on Facebook Wednesday. “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.”
Perry added that when Oprah turns 60 next year, he’ll be changing up his gift giving. “Next year I’m sending her one rose.”
Oprah replied to Perry’s apology, writing, “No need to feel bad. Love the roses and got an extra day in bed. Can you say #icepack?”
In actuality, Oprah had planned to spend much of her birthday lounging around anyway. Early in the day she posted a photo of her – in her pajamas – having lunch with her longtime boyfriend Stedman Graham.
“No plans to leave p.j.’s all day,” she noted.
Let’s hope she’s recovered in time for the Super Bowl. She teased earlier this week that she was putting the “finishing touches” on a commercial that will air during the big game.
You know what they say! The road to hell is paved with huge flower arrangements!