CaribbeanFever / FeverEyes / CaribFever

Caribbean Fever - Your ONLY destination to all things Caribbean and more

{VIDEO} 'I'm a vicious alcoholic on the verge of dying': Mike Tyson reveals he's been lying for years about being sober

Revelations: Former boxing champ Mike Tyson revealed at a press conference on Friday that he is on the 'verge of dying' as he struggles to kick his alcohol and drug addictions

  • Former boxing champ made shock revelations at press conference Friday
  • He has not used alcohol or drugs in six days, which he called 'a miracle'
  • Tyson claimed last year he had been sober for three years

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. I’m on the verge of dying, because I’m a vicious alcoholic.'

Scroll down for video

Revelations: Former boxing champ Mike Tyson revealed at a press conference on Friday that he is on the 'verge of dying' as he struggles to kick his alcohol and drug addictions

Revelations: Former boxing champ Mike Tyson revealed at a press conference on Friday that he is on the 'verge of dying' as he struggles to kick his alcohol and drug addictions

 

Progress: He added that he has not taken drugs or alcohol in six days, which he called 'a miracle'

Progress: He added that he has not taken drugs or alcohol in six days, which he called 'a miracle'

 

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.

Glory days: He is pictured landing a punch on Larry Holmes in January 1988 during a heavyweight title boxing fight in Atlantic City, New Jersey. He has been in and out of rehab since

Glory days: He is pictured landing a punch on Larry Holmes in January 1988 during a heavyweight title boxing fight in Atlantic City, New Jersey. He has been in and out of rehab since

 

'I had to change my life. It's been hell, but I'm happy to be alive.'

In an interview with Nightline in July 2012, Tyson claimed he had been sober for three years.

Apology: He made the comments as he spoke of former trainer Teddy Atlas. They fell out in the 80s

Apology: He made the comments as he spoke of former trainer Teddy Atlas. They fell out in the 80s

 

'I'm just constantly working on turning. It doesn’t happen overnight,' Tyson said in the interview.

'I may have a good few years in me but it's still not out of me. You still have to work consistently. Every moment of the day you have to work because your demons always - that's who you are.'

His comments on Friday came as he spoke about trying to make amends with Teddy Atlas, his former trainer whom he famously fell out with in the early 1980s.

Tyson said he knew Atlas was going to be at the Fight Night Fights event and described how he initially struggled with how he would handle seeing him again.

'I didn't have a good thought in mind about that at first, because I'm negative and I'm dark,' Tyson said. 'And I wanna do bad stuff. I wanna hang out in this neighborhood alone [pointing to his head].

'That's dangerous to hang out in this neighborhood alone up here, right? It wants to kill everything. It wants to kill me, too.'

He added of Atlas: 'He has to know this is sincere. I don't wanna fight you no more. I was wrong. I'm sorry.'

Last month, Tyson announced he's teaming with director Spike Lee to bring Tyson's one-man Broadway stage show, Mike Tyson: Undisputed Truth, to HBO later this year.

Moving on: Tyson is pictured with his third wife, Lakiha Spicer, in Los Angeles in 2009

Moving on: Tyson is pictured with his third wife, Lakiha Spicer, in Los Angeles in 2009

 

 

Tyson's wife, Kiki, wrote the script for the stage show, which toured the country earlier this year.

 

Tyson said it reflects his life's journey from Brooklyn street tough guy to happily married father, and credits his wife for his foray into promoting.

'I'm incredibly grateful to HBO for partnering with me and for believing in my story,' Tyson said. 'It is an honor and a privilege to be working with them to bring my one-man show, 'Undisputed Truth,' to live on the television screen.'



Views: 2300

Comment

You need to be a member of CaribbeanFever / FeverEyes / CaribFever to add comments!

Join CaribbeanFever / FeverEyes / CaribFever

Comment by A. Long on August 28, 2013 at 11:14am

All that FINE Body you putting to waste!!!  Get Your Mind Right... Sorry About the baby nothing can ever replace those feelings... but the bottle and drugs aren't the way...Go to the Rural areas Mentor some children/open up a gym working with children from the hood. That may work better!!!

Comment by Sufferahsmusic Media Prod on August 26, 2013 at 1:20pm

i  care ... TYSON I WILL ALWAYS LOVE AND RESPECT YOU....

Comment by carolyn johnson on August 26, 2013 at 10:01am

look mike you know what the hell you or doing and you know what it does to you so I don't feel sorry for you if you wanted to stop you will find a way the only person that an STOP mike is mike

Comment by caribbeanrose on August 26, 2013 at 7:40am

Who cares!

Comment by Bruce Thorne on August 25, 2013 at 4:17pm

Mike stop trying to fool people and get some help.You have been a great heavyweight and also  the youngest and most vicious.But its time to turn your life around and quit messing with the bottle.I know its very to do with out professional help but  if any one cane do it i know you can.Don't wait until it's to late because the bottle would always remain standing.God bless.

Comment by Dexter on August 25, 2013 at 6:09am

Sad. Mike, to this day, you're still one of my favorite boxers. No other heavyweight has come along since you with the excitement you brought to boxing. In your early days when you trained with Teddy Atlas & Kevin Rooney,  you were unbeatable. Knocking everyone da f*c* out. A Mike Tyson fight wasn't just a fight, it was an event. Even with your trials & tribulations & negativity by the press by some of your outlandish behavior, the real boxing fans that were blessed to be around in the era when you dominated the heavyweight division love & respect you. Get well my brother. 

Comment by King Of Detroit on August 25, 2013 at 2:47am
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RX7T5R3-an4&feature=youtube_gdat... I dedicate this song to Mike Tyson, get well man!
Comment by Big Woman on August 25, 2013 at 2:34am
I pray in Jesus' name you hang on to your sobriety with all your might.., God help you Mike.
Comment by Mr. Johnson on August 25, 2013 at 2:28am

Get help Mike and stop putting your business out there! May God guide you. Hotep! Black Power!

Comment by barbara glover on August 25, 2013 at 12:01am

o god Mike Tyson a mean get some help fast give u self to god Mike i am counting on u dear lord Mike stop in Jesus name i love u bro don't throw your life away i am counting on u for god sake clean up u life

Celebrate your BIRTHDAY with CaribbeanFever on 107.5 WBLS, NY

||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||

||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||

||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||

FOR ALL YOUR DANCEHALL AND REGGAE NEWS CLICK PIC BELOWreggae dancehall queen 4

}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}

{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{

PUMP IT! or DUMP IT! SAT & SUN NIGHT on Caribbean Fever 107.5 WBLS NY (GET YOUR NEW MUSIC PLAYED) SONG{S} BEING VOTED ON ARE {------ ) and {----- }

||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||

CARIBBEAN NEWS

Caribbean Fever with the best Caribbean News online!

 

SOME TOP BLOGS

Groups

© 2022   Created by Caribbean Fever.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service