Mike Tyson Admits Lying About Being Sober and Says He's 'On The Verge of Dying'

Mike Tyson Says He's On The Verge of Dying

Mike Tyson returned to boxing as a promoter. During a press conference he made some pretty deep revelations.

“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,” Tyson told reporters at Turning Stone Resort in New York, where he was promoting his first fight card with¬†Iron Mike Productions. “This is my sixth day. I’m never gonna use again.”

His press meeting took a turn towards being a confessional as he began to ask for forgiveness and talk about his addiction.

“I’m a motherfucker. I’m a bad guy sometimes,” Tyson told reporters. “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.”

You can watch the press conference in full below.

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