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Tyler Perry Helps Black Couple Held In Mexico Over Outstanding Medical Bill

By Stephanie Ogbogu

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Tyler Perry has shown once again that he is the epitome of Black Excellence.

It was previously reported that Atlanta couple Tori Austin and her fiance, Stephen Johnson, were being held hostage in a Mexican hospital after Johnson suffered kidney failure on vacation and they were unable to cover the $14,260 hospital bill.

The couple started a GoFundMe in hopes of raising enough money to come home safely. However, they didn’t quite make enough — that is until Tyler Perry stepped in.

According to reports, Perry contacted Centro Medico Americano, the hospital where the couple is being held in Progreso, and offered to pay off the couples’ tab in its entirety. The money was wired and is said to arrive on Monday. Once the payment is cleared, the Atlanta couple will soon be heading back to the United States.

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