Oprah Winfrey, shown In March, co-hosted the first hour of 'Good Morning America.'(Photo: Charles Sykes, AP)
(ABC NEWS) - Tyler Perry's birthday gift to pal Oprah Winfrey backfired, so to speak.
Perry sent Winfrey a bouquet of flowers for her 59th birthday Tuesday, but she injured her back picking them up. Perry posted a mea culpa on Facebook, under the title, "I Feel So Bad."
"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! Feel better Oprah. Happy birthday. Sorry. :-( Next year I'm sending her one rose. :-)," he wrote on Jan. 30.
The day before, Winfrey shared on Twitter that she was spending her birthday with longtime sweetheart Stedman Graham.
"Enjoying lunch with Stedman . No plans to leave p.j.'s all day," she wrote alongside a picture of the two of them.
The following day, she posted a picture of her surrounded with flowers, along with the words, "Thanks everyone for your birthday wishes."
And just in case, Perry was still feeling bad, she posted a message for him too: "@tylerperry no need to feel bad, love the roses and got an extra day in bed. Can you say #icepack"
Last October, Winfrey inked a multi-year deal with Perry, under which he will executive produce, write and direct two new scripted series for OWN, marking the first foray into scripted programming for Winfrey's fledgling network.
By Luchina Fisher