Tyler Perry mourned the death of celebrity hairstylist Mr. Charles Gregory.
On Wednesday, Perry revealed, Gregory died from complications for COVID-19. “ The man was warm, loving and hilarious. We all loved to see him coming and hear his laughter. Charles lost his battle with COVID-19 today. It saddens me to think of him dying this way. My sincerest prayers are with his family,” Tyler Perry wrote on his Facebook page.
Perry then gave advice to Black people who do not believe they can get sick from the Coronavirus.
“While everyone can contract this virus it is black people who are dying from it in much larger numbers. This thing is real, black people.”
He added, “I heard a black person say, “Black people don’t get it.” That is a lie! You can get it, and you will get it if we don’t do what we’re being told to do.”
Perry continued by pointing to the new statistics that suggest Black people are at a higher risk of dying from COVID-19. “Black people, we are at a disproportionately higher risk of dying from this virus. Please, please, please, I beg you to take this seriously. You have to socially distance yourself. That means stop hanging out, stop congregating, stop doing anything that will put not only your life in danger but also the lives of so many others.”
“STAY HOME!! Socially distance yourself and stay alive! If you won’t do it for yourself, do it for someone you love, and for those who love you.”
Tyler Perry ended with his own advice, “My Mother always told me to not wait for help! Be your own help!”
This news comes after Tyler Perry paid for the groceries for seniors across Georgia and Louisiana Winn Dixie grocery stores.