Atlanta movie mogul Tyler Perry has offered to help an American couple who is stuck in a Mexican hospital because they are not able to pay their medical bills in full.
According to WSB-TV, the couple, from Sandy Springs, Georgia, was on a Carnival cruise when Stephen Johnson went into diabetic shock. He was rushed to a hospital in Progreso, Mexico where he was treated in the intensive care unit for three days.
After the three days, Johnson said the hospital served him a bill for $14,000 and physically prevented him from leaving the hospital until the balance was paid.
When the Atlanta mogul learned about the couple’s story, he quickly jumped into action. Perry has offered to pay their medical bills and for their transportation back home to Atlanta.
The bill has reportedly been paid, but because the hospital stopped treating Johnson after the billing dispute, he became dehydrated and required more care to recover before he could travel. So, unfortunately, the couple is still there.
Perry is no stranger to charitable giving. After Hurricane Dorian ravaged the Bahamas this year, he used his own private plane to deliver food, water, and other necessities to the survivors.