During his appearance as a guest on SiriusXM’s OpieRadio show, Mike Tyson revealed that he was abused as a child.
Mike Tyson said that he was once “bullied … and s**ually abused” as a 7-year-old child by an “old man” who lived in the same neighborhood as him.
Mike Tyson appeared as a guest on SiriusXM’s OpieRadio show
The crime was largely unknown to the public, as Mike Tyson had only previously revealed it to those close to him.
Mike Tyson said that he isn’t “embarrassed or ashamed” of the assault, but did indicate that he hasn’t perhaps fully grappled with the incident and its effects on his life.
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Mike Tyson stopped traffic to rescue a man from a horrific motorcycle crash.
Ryan Chesley was heading to Las Vegas on his motorcycle when a cab cut him off on the freeway and led to his taking a dangerous spill on the side of the road, TMZ reported.
Mike Tyson stopped traffic to rescue a man from a horrific motorcycle crash
The man says Mike Tyson saw the whole thing and immediately pulled over to help, stopping traffic and then working to keep him calm until paramedics arrived.
Ryan Chesley reportedly suffered multiple injuries, including broken bones, nerve damage and a shoulder that will need surgery. He told TMZ he intends to send Mike Tyson a thank you card and a gift basket.
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Mike Tyson has launched a swearing tirade on Canadian TV CP24 in Toronto.
The former boxing champion was appearing on CP24 TV to promote his one-man stage show Mike Tyson: Undisputed Truth.
The interview turned nasty when news anchor Nathan Downer turned his questioning to Mike Tyson’s earlier visit to the city where the former boxer met mayor Rob Ford and labelled him “the best in Toronto’s history”.
Mike Tyson was challenged on his suitability as a public endorser of the controversial mayor’s re-election bid. Rob Ford became embroiled in a substance abuse scandal in 2013 and admitted to smoking crack cocaine.
“Do you prefer him to be a guy that’s clean-cut, and behind the door you never know what he’s doing? Human beings have a problem with being real with themselves … we all make mistakes,” Mike Tyson said of Rob Ford.
“He’s a human being. He’s no different than anybody else.”
Nathan Downer raised the point in his questioning of Mike Tyson: “Some of your critics would say, <<There’s a race for mayor. We know you’re a convicted rapist. This could hurt his campaign>>. How would you respond to that?”
The CP24 interview turned nasty when news anchor Nathan Downer challenged Mike Tyson on his suitability as a public endorser of controversial Mayor Rob Ford’s re-election bid (photo CP24)
“Hey, I don’t know who said that. You’re the only one I’ve heard say that,” Mike Tyson replied.
“I don’t have no comment to that, because it’s negative. You’re being negative.”
When Mike Tyson’s handler, seated next to him, tried to get the subject switched, it was obvious that Tyson was stewing at being blindsided by the unexpected questions over his links to Rob Ford.
That’s when he fired off at Nathan Downer.
“It’s so interesting, you come off like a nice guy, but that was really a piece of s***, that comment. F*** you. That was a piece of s***.”
Nathan Downer reminded Mike Tyson they were appearing on live TV – to no avail.
“I don’t care. What are you going to do about it?”
When he was questioned about the pressures of appearing in a one-man show, Mike Tyson didn’t give up: “It’s more nerve-racking for me to sit here talking to a rat piece of s*** like you.”
Nathan Downer then called time on the interview, politely thanking Mike Tyson for the opportunity.
“F*** you,” Mike Tyson said in the background as the show took a break.
Nathan Downer later tweeted: “I’m okay everybody. Unfortunately my question hurt Mike Tyson’s feelings. That was not my intentions. My apologies for the language.”
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Mike Tyson claims he is “on the verge of dying” from ongoing drug and alcohol problems.
Former heavyweight world champion Mike Tyson, 47, admitted he is a continual substance abuser but added he is hopeful of finally getting clean.
It is not known whether he will be checking into a drug and alcohol treatment center or not.
“I want to live my sober life. I don’t want to die. I’m on the verge of dying, because I’m a vicious alcoholic,” Mike Tyson said on ESPN’s Friday Night Fights.
“I’m a bad guy sometimes. I did a lot of bad things, I want to be forgiven.”
Mike Tyson claims he is “on the verge of dying” from ongoing drug and alcohol problems
At the age of 20, in 1987, Mike Tyson held the record as the youngest boxer to win the WBC, WBA and IBF heavyweight titles.
But five years later he was convicted of raping Desiree Washington and sentenced to six years in prison.
He returned to the ring but retired from the sport in 2006 and in 2007 was sentenced to 24 hours in jail and 360 hours of community service for drug possession and driving under the influence.
Mike Tyson, who now works as a boxing promoter, added: “I hope they can forgive me. I want to change my life, I want to live a different life now.
“I haven’t drank or took drugs in six days, and for me that’s a miracle.
“I’ve been lying to everybody that thinks I was sober, but I’m not. This is my sixth day. I’m never going to use again.”
It seems Mike Tyson may have removed his facial tattoo he has had it for ten years.
Mike Tyson, 46, tweeted on Monday that he was about to get laser treatment to have the ink removed.
Mike Tyson tweeted on Monday that he was about to get laser treatment to have the ink removed
However, the boxer’s announcement may very well be an April Fools’ joke.
Mike Tyson posted on his Twitter page: “At the doctors office this morning. Getting this tattoo removed from my face. This is going to be painful.”
Then he retweeted a message from one of his fans urging him to keep the inking.
“@MikeTyson is getting his face tattoo removed !!!!!!” the user wrote.
“Don’t do it mike!!!”
While it seems likely that the declaration is just a prank, Mike Tyson was not quick to call April Fools on the social networking site.
It is understood that Mike Tyson got the swirling tattoo, which stretches from his forehead to his cheek on the left side of his face, in early 2003.
It can take several sessions using a laser to remove a tattoo, and the process is said to be extremely painful.
Mike Tyson is set to appear in cameo roles in upcoming film Scary Movie 5 and The Hangover Part III. In the second installation of The Hangover, Ed Helms’ character Stu gets a tattoo to match Mike Tyson’s.