Mike Tyson is on a serious media crush to promote his new Fox Sports One show Being Mike Tyson. He recently commenced his career as a boxing promoter and sat down with Evander Holyfield to chop it up with him about the night he bit off part of his ear. On Friday night, Tyson provided a surprising revelation about his ongoing issues with alcohol. His boxing career may be in his rear view mirror, but after an ESPN Friday Night Lights appearance, Iron Mike was asked about mending his relationship with Teddy Atlas and instead opened up about fighting alcoholism.
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I’m a motherfu**er. 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. I wanna live my sober life. I don’t wanna die. I’m on the verge of dying, because I’m a vicious alcoholic. Wow. God, this is some interesting stuff.
I haven’t drank or took drugs in six days, and for me that’s a miracle. 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.
“I knew that there was a possibility that I would be here with Teddy and I didn’t have a good thought in mind about that at first, because I’m negative and I’m dark. And I wanna do bad stuff. I wanna hang out in this neighborhood alone (his brain), that’s dangerous to hang out in this neighborhood alone up here, right? It wants to kill everything. It wants to kill me, too.