Skip to comments.'I'm a vicious alcoholic on the verge of dying': Mike Tyson reveals lies about being sober
Posted on 08/25/2013 4:58:35 AM PDT by NotYourAverageDhimmi
Mike Tyson has revealed that he is on the verge of dying from alcohol and drug abuse after years of lying about being sober.
The former heavyweight champion made the startling revelation while at a press conference to promote ESPN's Friday Night Fights at the Turning Stone Resort in Verona, New York on Friday.
'I'm a bad guy sometimes,' he said. 'I did a lot of bad things, and I want to be forgiven... I wanna change my life, I wanna live a different life now. I wanna live my sober life.
'I don't wanna die. Im on the verge of dying, because Im a vicious alcoholic.'
After realizing what he had shared, he paused before adding that he has not consumed alcohol or drugs in six days, which he called 'a miracle'.
'I've been lying to everybody else that think I was sober, but I'm not,' he admitted. 'This is my sixth day. I'm never gonna use again.'
Tyson's struggle with alcohol and drugs has been well documented; he has been in and out of rehab three times.
He has also admitted that around five years ago he was contemplating suicide and overdosing - just before his four-year-old daughter Exodus died on May 26, 2009 when she was strangled by a cord while playing on a treadmill. He said that the tragedy served as a wake up call.
'I didn't think I'd be here much longer,' Tyson said. 'I was planning on killing myself. I was overdosing every night. I couldn't believe it - that I was waking up. Living life is different for me.
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I know how this feels. Best wishes to Mike for his recovery.
Speed the day ... The world already has a surplus of idiots.
Is it ironic that a former heavyweight champ finds it difficult to avoid knocking himself out?
many collections of mike tyson knockouts on youtube.
watched a couple. early on, when he was 19 to early 20’s he was astounding, terrifying probably the most devastating puncher and boxer of all time.
he would literally knock people across the ring with one shot, big people.
funny how some people who achieve true greatness in something early in life, then fall apart.
notwithstanding, he was a force of nature.
Agree. He might need some old FOB’s.
Startling? Not ever surprising.
God save and restore him whole. MT made and blown a boatload of money too. George Foreman he’s not.
Congrats on your sobriety.
Concur—he was a force of nature in his youth. In a way, I feel bad for him. But sometimes all the $$ in the world can’t fix stupid.
Mike Tyson was a great boxer. He never processed true greatness. True greatness is always more than a single skill (like beating up people) in my opinion.
A prayer going up for Tyson, and I’m glad to know you overcame that demon. :-)
So, who would you say has true greatness then? Babe Ruth? Jimi Hendrix? Albert Einstein? Lady Gaga?
Lady Gaga in the same list as Albert Einstein? Really?
“So, who would you say has true greatness then?”
To me, true greatness is when a person lives their life without putting themselves first.
Like for instance George W Bush or Herman Cain
Every one has to learn this lesson, sometimes late in life.
Is he a Muslim also?
...true greatness is when a person lives their life without putting themselves first.
Which guarantees that very few will ever even know they existed.
OTOH, is it possible to live in today’s world without putting oneself first? It could be argued that this is a formula for self-abnegation which could turn someone into a victim abused by others.
“It could be argued that this is a formula for self-abnegation which could turn someone into a victim abused by others.”
It is, and that’s what makes it so hard for any of us to take that course. On the other hand, it seems that too many people don’t even put their own children’s lives ahead of their own. I’m not being judgmental. It just makes me sad that in many ways we seem to be moving in the wrong direction.
Looks like Tigger.
George W Bush???? Well he was great at clearing brush.
It’s difficult to care.
It kind of depends on ones life experiences, whether one cares or not. Folks in recovery tend to look at others differently. That includes chronic relapsers as well as liars and bullshitters.
Because, we can see some of ourselves in all of it.
“It kind of depends on ones life experiences, whether one cares or not. Folks in recovery tend to look at others differently. That includes chronic relapsers as well as liars and bullshitters.Because, we can see some of ourselves in all of it.”
My thoughts also. Expressed better than I could have.
Prison converted muzzie. Go cry on your Koran.
History will remember him as the conqueror of Baghdad
“Speed the day” for a guy who has developed an inkling he is an “idiot” and who is fighting to learn how to NOT be an idiot?
May you not get the prayers you give...
Yeah, we do.
Tyson was great in his time.
Too bad his handlers just used him for his money, then stepped aside and left him to drift down to where he is now.
Should be a cautionary tale for all wannabe stars (athletes, musicians, whatever).
A good start Mike, is to get rid of the Che tattoo.
Come to CHRIST brother and HE will heal your body and soul.
Misplaced compassion. In six months, he’ll be living under an overpass selling his gold teef for a fifth of muscatel.
After the stuff he said about Sarah Palin he can’t die soon enough to satisfy me. It was so twisted, sick and disgusting I couldn’t believe anybody that vile could be allowed on TV to say it.
So Buh bye azzhole.
Based upon a great many interviews I’ve seen Tyson seems to have grocked that he is mean and small. AT 13 this dude was a savage. There is hope for him but he is having one hell of a rough go of it.
Die off. We need the room.
So, who would you say has true greatness then? Babe Ruth? Jimi Hendrix? Albert Einstein? Lady Gaga? ....Certainly, none of them.
Boo-freaking-hoo. Am I supposed to feel sorry for a guy who once traded in his Lamborghini because it was getting dirty? A lot of people who have had far less have done far more with it, and have fought a lot tougher odds to get there. So save your pity for someone deserving and let that genetic throwback die off before he pollutes the entire gene pool.
Tyson, just like you and me, is a human being and a sinner who will face Almighty God some day. Be it Tyson or Trevon or my dear old dad I'd rather they got it straight in the time they had BEFORE they meet His Majesty than to go covered in crime and rage and unrepentence . Tyson may have had the sort of economic success that a great many of might have viewed as freedom and managed more wisely but he (again, like you and me) also had a lot of other drag, insidious drag that non but God can quantify. I hope he beats it. He was damn near a feral animal starting out. I hope he gets as much time as he needs. Funny thing is it doesn't seem to me, based upon listening to him, that he would today wish on you what you have wished on him. His confronting his own meanness puts him one large step ahead of you.
When I rape a couple of women, and beat the stuffing out of a few dozen more, then go to prison and get my face tattooed like a New Guinea native, then go muslim, become addicted to drugs, then booze, then God knows what else, then go on TV and whine about it, he'll be one large step ahead of me.
Don't start counting the days yet ...
And by the way, he only "confronted his own meanness" after decades spent abusing himself and everyone around him. When he was on top, he strutted around like his crap came out in baggies. Now that he's a complete freak of a has-been, he's contrite and apologetic. Let me suggest that the time for humility is when it has the most influence, not when you've got so much to be humble about.
Feel sorry for him if you will. I won't waste one drop of sympathy on that wreck.
His sins, mine and yours, are not relative to one another. They are monolithic to our lives. You get no credit for not beating the crap out of someone or managing not to be the clown Tyson is. Tyson is aware of his faults. He bounces between regretting them and succumbing to his anger. Your wishing that he die soon is a profound meanness in yourself you refuse to recognize.
As I’ve said repeatedly, Tyson is a churl and a comic failure. I can’t muster one iota of sympathy for him. If that makes me mean, so be it.
I’ve wasted too much time on this subject already. Adios.