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Tyson says ‘on the verge of dying’ from drugs, alcohol

other Updated: Aug 26, 2013 01:13 IST

Former heavyweight boxing champion Mike Tyson has claimed he is on the verge of dying from ongoing drug and alcohol problems.



“I wanna live my sober life. I don’t wanna die. I’m on the verge of dying, because I’m a vicious alcoholic,” Tyson said on ESPN’s Friday Night Fights.



Tyson, now a promoter, told a news conference, “I’m a bad guy sometimes. I did a lot of bad things, and I want to be forgiven.



“So in order for me to be forgiven, I hope they can forgive me. I wanna change my life, I wanna live a different life now.”



Tyson admitted to being a continual substance abuser, but was hopeful he was finally becoming clean.



“I haven’t drank or took drugs in six days, and for me that’s a miracle,” he revealed.



“I’ve been lying to everybody else that think I was sober, but I’m not. This is my sixth day. I’m never gonna use again.”