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Tyler Perry Cuts 'Madea' Dates, Is 'Truly Exhausted'

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Tyler Perry is exhausted. The hardworking director is canceling some dates of the "encore leg" of his latest play, "Madea's Big Happy Family" tour. The cancellation will start on October 19. On overworking: "After 125 performances in 126 days last spring, and doing two movies back-to-back this summer, then coming right back on tour and doing another 30 performances in as many days it's all become too much. I'm truly so exhausted." On deciding to cancel a few shows: "I feel terrible about this and hope you can understand but right now I'm not capable of giving you the show you want and deserve.  I hope one day soon I will be able to make it up to you." On his fan's support: "I want to thank the nearly 750,000 fans who bought tickets and have crowded these arenas and theaters across the country this year, and made this one of the most special tours I've ever had. With me dealing with so much personal grief after the loss of my mother, it could not have come at a better time. You all helped me through it and feeling the love and support of the people who started it all was just what I needed. I felt it and I still do." On realizing what he needs to do: "I am so sorry, but I am starting to realize that I am human and I have to know when to slow down.  Again, I am so sorry.  I feel like I've let you down."
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