Tyler Perry Shares Message of Support in Video Amid Coronavirus Outbreak
Tyler Perry checked in on his fans and sent out a message of encouragement amid the global isolation introduced to deal with the coronavirus pandemic.
"I hope you're keeping strong during this uncertain time in our country."
Perry has always been proud of Christian faith, a theme he's shared in most of his productions. His message to his fans was no different and contained religious references.
Given the current situation of uncertainty and fear, he admitted, "all we can do is pray and follow our local and state governments' instructions."
Tyler Perry sits down for an interview during a visit at the LinkedIn Studios on January 13, 2020, New York | Source: Slaven Vlasic/Getty Images
Perry also reminded his fans to follow the advice of health professionals and keep themselves safe from contracting the virus by practicing social distancing.
Taking his own measure in ensuring the safety of his staff, Perry recently shut down production on all of his original programming.
It is reported, a representative from his studio confirmed that their television shows, films, and networks such as Nickelodeon, the Oprah Winfrey Network and BET had been put on hold.
In his post, Perry also encouraged his fans to find an escape through entertainment. Using his message to promote one of his partner networks, he asked people to sign up to BET Plus and watch shows like "The Oval" and "Ruthless."
Television isn't the only medium Perry has been using to get himself through the tough days; he has also turned to music. Sharing a screenshot of the cover art for Yolanda Adam's song, "This Too Shall Pass," he shared:
"I would love to see a lot more prayer and a lot less panic. A lot less finger pointing and a lot less judgement."
The halt on Perry's production has affected the release for seasons two of "The Oval" and "Sistas." However, his companies have not stopped their work completely.
It is reported, most of his employees and freelance workers will be paid as they continue their work from home.
We at AmoMama do our best to give you the most updated news regarding the COVID-19 pandemic, but the situation is constantly changing. We encourage readers to refer to the online updates from CDC, WHO, or Local Health Departments to stay updated. Take care!