Tyler Perry throws himself a star-studded birthday bash

Tyler Perry celebrating turning 45 with a star-studded celebration that he’s telling fans about after the fact.

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“I had never thrown myself a birthday party, so for my 45th I wanted to do something special,” he posted on Monday.

The celebration included a concert featuring numerous performers.

“Jennifer Holliday, Desiree Coleman Jackson, Tevin Campbell, Ledisi, Monica, Jazmine Sullivan, Tamia, Mary Mary, LeAnn Rimes, Yolanda Adams, Rachelle Ferrell and Stevie Wonder brought the house down,” Perry posted.

Perry also celebrated with a special gift to young people in need. The entertainment mogul recently made a $45,000 donation to Young People Matter, an Atlanta youth shelter for girls younger than 18. The facility opened in 2007 and has served more than 6,000 youths, but was in danger of closing due to lack of funds.

Perry learned of the shelter’s plight from news reports and personally visited with a gift that coincided with his 45th birthday.

He also commemorated his milestone birthday with a 45-mile bike ride.

“I did it!” he posted earlier this month.

Perry thanked his friends for participating in his special night.

“It was a night I’ll never forget,” he posted. “Thanks to all of them for making this night special for me. My next party will be at 50. Gonna mark it every 5 years. A celebration in thanks to God for my life.”