Tyler Perry settles man's N4.9m hospital bill during trip to Mexico

Tyler Perry settles man's N4.9m hospital bill during trip to Mexico

- Tyler Perry is a rare example of kindness and compassion and his latest stunt proves it

- The 50-year-old filmmaker helped out a couple stranded in Mexico after the husband, Stephen Johnson fell ill

- The pair was held by the hospital for failing to settle a N4.9 million bill

- The star decided to come to their rescue after learning of their predicament

Stephen Johnson and his fiancée Tori Austin had been on a dream trip in Mexico when things went horribly wrong while on a cruise ship.

Johnson went into diabetic shock and was rushed off to a hospital in Progresso, where he fought for his life in Intensive Care Unit (ICU) for three days.

The young man had been diagnosed with a kidney infection, pancreatitis, and diabetes during what was meant to be a blissful holiday with his lover, Daily Mail reports.

Things were about to get worse, with the hospital reportedly refusing to allow the US citizens to leave its premises until a hefty N4.9 million bill was settled in full.

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Panicked and far from home, the pair set up a crowdfunding campaign, but only a small fraction of the bill had been donated.

That is where Tyler Perry stepped in and reached out to the hospital in an attempt to clear the outstanding bill.

After a little push and pull, Tyler managed to pay the absurd amount.

Tyler was then satisfied to hear that finally, the couple was allowed to go home.

The celebrity was even willing to cover the costs of having Johnson airlifted back home in a medevac plane but luckily, he had recovered enough from the ordeal to use a commercial airline.

Meanwhile, legendary basketballer, Michael Jordan, commissioned one of the two clinics he built for the community he grew up in, Charlotte, North Carolina.

Jordan was in tears as he declared the clinic open for use by the insured and uninsured in the community.

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The retired NBA player noted that he does not need his mother to remind him of giving back to the community his career and fame started in.

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