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Oprah Strains Back Lifting Gift from Tyler Perry

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Oprah Winfrey spent her 59th birthday resting comfortably at home, but not for the reason you might be thinking.

Pics: Tinseltown Twitpics

As it turns out, Winfrey suffered a sprained back on her big day after trying to lift an enormous arrangement of flowers sent to her by close pal and business partner Tyler Perry.

"I FEEL SO BAD," lamented Perry to his Facebook page on 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!"

Related: Tyler Perry Signs TV Deal with Oprah's OWN

Embarrassed, the actor/writer/producer promised to tone it down for Winfrey's 60th.

"Sorry," he concluded. "Next year I'm sending her one rose. :-)."


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