Los Angeles – Former Heavyweight Boxing champion Mike Tyson has claimed he is on the verge of dying from ongoing drug and alcohol problems.
“I wanna live my sober life. I don’t wanna die. I’m on the verge of dying, because I’m a vicious alcoholic,’’ Tyson said on ESPN’s on Friday Night Fights.
Tyson, now a promoter, told a news conference, “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,’’ the former champion said.
Tyson admitted to being a continual substance abuser but was hopeful he was finally becoming clean.
“I haven’t drank or taken drugs in six days and for me that’s a miracle,” he said.
“I’ve been lying to everybody else that I think I was sober, but I’m not. This is my sixth day. I’m never gonna use again,’’ he said. (ReutersNAN)