After a section of his studios went up in flames last night, Tyler Perry has released an official statement to HelloBeautiful.com:
Atlanta firefighters responded immediately to a fire which damaged the backlot façade of one of the buildings at Tyler Perry Studios in Atlanta. We are grateful that there were no injuries, and that 99 percent of the damage is limited to the backlot facade. Mr. Perry wishes to express his heartfelt thanks to the Atlanta fire department for their professionalism in their quick response and limiting the damage.
1. Tyler Perry 
At the "Madea's Big Happy Family" Premiere
2. Tyler Perry and Gilela Bekele
at the 2nd annual Steve Harvey Foundation Gala at Cipriani, Wall Street in NY (April 2011)
3. Tyler Perry 
Premiere of "For Colored Girls" at Ziegfeld in NYC (October 25)
4. Janet Jackson and Tyler Perry
5. "Why Did I Get Married Too" Premiere
6. Oprah and Tyler Perry
7. Tyler Perry 
He's an actor, writer, producer, oversees a multi-million dollar empire, and has come a long way from an abusive childhood.