Tyson says ‘on the verge of dying’ from drugs, alcohol
Former heavyweight boxing champion Mike Tyson has claimed he is on the verge of dying from ongoing drug and alcohol problems.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.”
First Published: Aug 25, 2013 16:56 IST