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.
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