Former Heavyweight Champion Mike Tyson seemed to have gotten his life together, and was on the right track towards success.
Tyson who has been making the media rounds to promote his upcoming Fox Sports 1 show, was on ESPN’s Friday Night Fights when he was asked about repairing his relationship with former trainer Teddy Atlas.
Tyson broke down from there and stated that he had been lying about his sobriety. Tyson told the media that “he’s a vicious alcoholic, and he’s on the verge of dying.”
Bad Left Hook transcribed Tyson’s monologue.
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.
“I knew that there was a possibility that I would be here with Teddy and I didn’t have a good thought in mind about that at first, because I’m negative and I’m dark. And I wanna do bad stuff. I wanna hang out in this neighborhood alone (his brain), that’s dangerous to hang out in this neighborhood alone up here, right? It wants to kill everything. It wants to kill me, too.
“So I went to my AA meeting. I had to make a discussion, check out what we gonna do. So I explained to them, my fellow alcoholics and junkies, that I was gonna deal with this certain situation here, and I explained the feelings that I evoked from it. Almost like, um, something like a Hatfields and McCoys, I kinda explained to them. I made the right decision. I made Cus proud of me. I made myself proud of me. I hate myself. I’m trying to kill myself. I hate myself a lot, but I made myself proud of myself, and I don’t do that much. I was happy I did that.