Mike Tyson: 'I'm on the Verge of Dying'
Calls himself a 'vicious alcoholic'
By Kate Seamons, Newser Staff
Posted Aug 25, 2013 10:47 AM CDT
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(Newser) – If things sounded bad before for Mike Tyson, who admitted to being "totally broke" in 2010, well ... the ensuing years haven't been overly kind. The former boxer made his debut as a fight promoter on Friday, and what he said in a post-fight presser at the Turning Stone Casino in Verona, NY, is raising eyebrows: "I'm on the verge of dying because I'm a vicious alcoholic and I've been, um, wow ... this is some interesting stuff, I've been, um ... I haven't drank or took drugs in six days," ESPN reports an emotional Tyson as saying, to applause. "And for me, that's a miracle."

The 47-year-old went on to admit to lying about his sobriety in the past and pledge to stick to a sober life in the future. "I'm never gonna use again," he said. Writing for Fox Sports, Tully Corcoran wasn't too startled by the admission: "Tyson always has had a tendency to drop his baggage in the middle of the lobby. His many confessions have tended to come straight out of nowhere, which is probably a big part of the reason people like him now. He does not appear to be orchestrating some kind of thing in the media."

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NSA-CIApuppet
Jan 20, 2014 4:34 PM CST
I am an antizionist, lapsed Jew atheist. But, for all decent people who maybe missed it, voodoo below: " Define successful. Having money? Is that YOUR metric? Mafia Hells Angels Gang Bangers Wall Street cheats & JEWS Can have money..." all-CAPS added by me.
rickydarlin
Aug 27, 2013 11:21 AM CDT
hurry & die ...I want to make a lampshade out of that tatoo
KDickley
Aug 26, 2013 11:23 PM CDT
So hurry up, POS. You had a chance to be great, unlike many of us. But instead, you'd rather bite people's ears off and beat your wife.