Mike Tyson has had a rough road leading to today, that much we all know. Mike Tyson’s road to being a World Heavyweight Champion in the sport of Boxing took a lot of effort for him, coming up from a very rough upbringing, but things didn’t get easier for him. It has been a winding road for Tyson, including going to jail for rape, being diagnosed with bipolar disorder, the death of his daughter on a treadmill and substance abuse. All of that has helped to forge the guy that we see today, who appears more humble and stable than ever before, but according to Tyson, looks can be deceiving.
He is still dealing with his substance abuse problems and held a press conference to that extent on Friday. Anyone who understands substance abuse and addiction knows that it is an affliction that never goes away. It is a lifelong struggle. We think that Tyson was a bit hard on himself, what do you think (Transcription from BLH)?
“I’m a motherfucker. 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.”