Mike Tyson has been out and about and it seemed like he was doing quite well. It turns out that’s far from the truth. The legendary heavyweight boxer revealed that he’s suffering from an addiction and it’s taken a dire turn. Read more after the jump.
During a press conference at the Turning Stone Resort in central New York, Tyson revealed he’s still battling drug and alcohol addiction.
Here’s a video of the conference and a partial transcript via USA Today:
“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.
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.”