AceShowbiz - Tyler Perry is putting his health first in 2022. In a new social media post, the "Tyler Perry's a Madea Family Funeral" director has vowed to focus on his fitness regime and get back to the gym following his knee injury.
Making use of his Instagram account on Tuesday, December 28, the 52-year-old star got candid about his weight gain after a knee injury earlier this year that forced him to press pause on his gym regime. "I took this picture this past September around my 52nd birthday," he wrote alongside a throwback mirror selfie of him showing off his fit physique.
"I was killing it in the gym. Right after that I tore my meniscus and was told I needed surgery. I've gained about 12 lbs since then," Tyler continued. He further shared, "I was so close to my goal, but now I feel like I'm starting over."
Tyler added, "All of that to say, sometimes life will set you back, but as long as you have a breath in your body, you have to keep fighting." The actor portraying Jack in "Don't Look Up" then promised, "I'll get it back when I recover." He concluded his post, "Happy New Year! Let's get after it in 2022. Who's with me? #willsmiththebestshapeofmylife."
In the comment section, "American Idol" alum Fantasia Barrino offered Tyler words of encouragement. She wrote, "I went through that very same thing twice but I'm back up and I'm going to get to my goal so will you Big Bro." In the meantime, "The Oval" actor Nick Barrotta chimed in, "Let's get it!!"
Weeks earlier, Tyler had another scare when he was involved in a car accident that left his Bentley SUV visibly damaged. "Tyler is absolutely fine, as is the other driver," a source close to the Louisiana-born star said at the time, detailing the events that led up to the wreck in Los Angeles. "The other driver cut across three lanes of traffic, right across Tyler's path, and unfortunately his car hit her driver's side."
The collision reportedly happened after Tyler left Hollywood Burbank Airport. It's also said that neither party, including the female driver of the other car, sustained any serious injuries and the accident wasn't serious enough to generate a police report.