In recent months, Mike Tyson has been everywhere.
He spilled the beans on his love for cocaine and prostitutes to Sports Illustrated, called himself a “pig” in Details, and even popped up on the latest episode of the HBO hit, “Entourage.”
Tyson also made a recent stop by ESPN radio for an interview in which he opens up about his part in the astronomically successful comedy, “The Hangover.”
When asked if he ever thought the comedy, which also starred Bradley Cooper, Zach Galifianakis, Ed Helms and Justin Bartha, was going to be such a success, Tyson responded, "I was doing that to supply my drug habit."
“I said, ‘Wow, This is going to be really good," The athlete went on. "We’re going to sell this stuff on 42nd street on bootleg and make a lot of money.’ This is my best thinking on drugs.”
Tyson later said it was the accidental death of his four-year-old daughter that changed his life. Since the tragedy, Tyson has dropped 130 pounds by going vegan, and is committed to being a strong family man.
After her death, “I didn't want to live anymore,” Tyson said in the interview. “So I said...I am going to change everything I dislike about myself. I changed everything that I was as a human being...I don't smoke anymore. I wanted to give up everything. I had to change my life."
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He is all talk about changing his life don't let something go his way and he will let loose with his fist until one day the system will give him time like everyone else.
Hmm...as a father of five (now-adults) children, I recall many, many times that my wife and I sacrificed our own pleasure or needs for the sake of raising them to be responsible, contributing adults. Yes, there were injuries, setbacks, heart-breaks, lost dreams, lost opportunities, brushes with authorities, you name it, but, like the vast majority of responsible adult parents, we never gave up. I am certain that if need be, I would have taken a bullet for any/all of my children (just as I did as A US Marine in battle for my fellow soldiers). I cannot comprehend or accept an adult human father being so selfish and ignorant concerning his baby girl. An American Tragedy
People handle tragedies all sorts of ways. This is probably one of the better ways.
I am a proffesional boxer, writer, bodybuilder and powerlifter. I ALSO work at a bank and play the piano for fun. So I say bravo to you Mike.
Your full of crap!!! Boxer? Body Builder? Give it a rest already!!! Are you not the same moron who claims fame and family man, great father of a son? When the truth is your a father alright, father of 4 very grown children, non of whom you have so much as even spoken to for over 20+ yrs!!! For crying out loud Neal, give it a rest already!!
As horrible as Mike Tyson's behavior has been over the years, I still hope he gets his life together. He can still do some good in the world
Ear's lookin' at ya Mike!
keep up the good work mike we are all proud of you and rooting for you.you are one of the great ones and always will be, no one will ever be able to change that.peace and stay strong,champ.
i cant or dont even want to try to pretent to of what mike had to go through with the loss of his baby girl. my deepest sympathy goes to him and his family. i have admiration and respect for the fact that he took such a horrable event and was able to turn it into a possitive. i think that mike tyson is one of the greatest heavyweights to ever step into the ring. i dont agree with some of the decissons that he made in his presonal life " beating of women " i'm glad to see even the most disturbed and toughest of men can still change. this should be positive example to everyone that no matter what the behavior or the age or the reason. you can change what you dont like about your self and become a better person and role model for others!!! people so often get into a rut later in life and trust me it doesnt get easier. to read this story inspired me. thanks for sharing
I remember seeing Mike on TV in the early days. The strength, the hunger, the respect and love for his manager.
I watched him every chance I got. I am so sorry about the loss of his daughter. As a recovering addict (it's been over 20 years now) I know first hand the battle he is facing, and have faith he will win this fight. His honesty and integrity has earned my deepest respect.
It's so sad that it took losing a daughter for him to get his life back on track. But at least it's had a positive effect on him instead of making him further self destructed. It's nice to see him making positive changes to his life and I wish him the best. His testimoney could really change someone's life around.
He was hilarious on Entourage!!! I hope to see more of him in the future.
People, in person, Mike really is a nice gentleman. I have more respect for this man than any of you who thinks ill of him. At least Mike recognizes his weaknesses and did something about it. You people think you're perfect? I bet you have more dirt in your closet than he does!
Congratulations on all the great things you are doing for yourself and your family. It's very difficult to accomplish weight loss, drug addiction, etc. I am very sorry that you lost your daughter.
@ Mike Searcy – Thats right white boy !
I WANT TO SAY THANKS TO IRON MIKE FOR OPENING UP. I WANT TO THANK THOSE WHO HAVE OFFERED WORDS OF ENCOURAGEMENT. THE REST OF YOU PEOPLE MAKE ME REAL SAD.
Ramrod, Great comment. Dittos
Mike should come back and box. He has lost 130 lbs and is probably in the same shape he was in when he was the best. I think he can do it. I have always been a fan of mike.
What planet you are living on? Just because he has dropped 130 pounds and isn't a lard ass you think that means he's in the best shape he was in when he was the best? Did yuo even folow his career back then? Ever heard of sparring, running? Newsflash, you don't need to be world champion athelete to drop that much weight, but to be in the shape he was at in his prime (When he fought Spinks), you need to do a hell of a lot more than just going vegan.
Wow. I've always had a pretty bad impression of Mike Tyson. Mike has never been a saint, but who are we to judge. After reading this articile, I'm happy to hear even the most troubled individuals are able to pick themselves up and look forward to living their life in a positive light. Clearly he has a lot of bridges to mend and I hope he does so in honour of his daughter. Looks to me like his daughter came into his life for a reason.
Drugs suck. Fame sucks. Losing your baby sucks.
HUGEEEE Tyson fan through and through.
Whats the difference between jelly and jam?
You cant jelly your balls down a girls throat.
Can I have my ear back?
When he was in his prime, I used to think he fit the mold to lose all his money like others ( Spinks ) before him. But then I thought, he is earning so much more than past boxers, there could be no way he could blow the 15 to 20 million he got for each fight. He proved me wrong.
you think it is "funny" that his kid died on a treadmill? Sick puppy is what you are, my friend.
hempfest dot org
tyson clearly neglected his child while on drugs ahd she dies on a treadmil??? very strange. who does on a treadmill??
thats funny hahaah
who cares about this guy? If I bit someone's ear off, I'd be rotting away in jail right now...
No matter what you, 30K/year, losers are saying, Mike is a self-made multi-millioner, and the best heavyweight boxer who ever lived. I knew he was on crack when he fought Buster Douglass – he was so uncharacteristically slow that, for the first time, I could see his punches. I only wonder, how many days after his last hit did he fight Buster? I'd bet not more than a week...
Mike you're a crazy S O B but I love ya man!
I love it when people comment on these types of stories by addressing the subject of the story directly.. "Mike, I appreciate your honesty...etc etc etc" as if Mike Tyson or any of these other celebrities are actually reading the comments to an article posted on a news website. I'd be amazed if he even knew how to turn on a computer..lol
Thanks for that Mike.. oh.. one more thing.. DON'T CARE!!
what a tragedy that you couldn't make that life change once you became a father.
mike must eat now!!!!!
I yam sofa king we todd did.
you're a walking billboard for abortion and/or mandatory castration.... Bet your ma would be proud of joo if she stopped smoking sausage for a minute. Maybe she'll spit out the spooge and tell you how proud she is of her son. Who's yo' daddy, punk
The comments were more interesting than the article. Look out or Mike will bite your ear off....
One day chicken next day feathers.
Obama was born in Kenya. He had his grandma killed so she would stop telling everyone she witnessed his birth in Kenya. Vote freedom! Vote Repubelican!
enjoy your christian kool-aid you trailer trash hillbilly
Where do you get your information?????
You are the lunatic fringe.
This man is obviously very disturbed, and if he wants a quality life (what years he has left), he'll seek professional help as soon as possible. I hope we don't hear about him in a few months being arrested for possesion or assault. However, historically...
i bet i can beat you up mr. tyson.
I beat him up all the time in Punch Out!
I assume you would be using the palm of your hand to "beat" Tyson... Consider yourself an honorary "member" of the TeaBag Party. Just a guess, but are you a prophylactic recycler by any chance? Runs in your family, I'll bet...
Don't pray in my school and I won't think in your church.
...and your kids wont have a fighting chance without Him. They are not going to live forever and neither will you...their life is no accident and neither is yours...you will both live life without knowing your SOURCE
mike tyson is the worst kind of sociopath, disarmingly honest and reflective, eliciting sympathy from walt disney fans who are always cheering the underdog on towards victory and a happy ending.
you are all diseased, as george carlin would have said. you are the kind of people ted bundy could have easily talked into his car.
You're a classless fool who thinks he knows everything. I would say between you and Mike, it's a draw.
glad to see i haven't missed my mark
Congrats, you got a response out of me. You must be a proud troll.
not half as proud as a slow-witted basement dweller like yourself
I smell an e-battle brewing.
Let's solve this... how about you both end your lives so we don't have to see your irrelevant comments?
@ You Nerds Mad?
How about you stop feeding them?
the jets are gonna rumble toooniiiiiiiigggggghhhhttt!
@go man go
Where's Rex Ryan?
your all stupid
If you can give yourself +1, I will give myself +1 also! Eight points from an e-hug!
*for* an e-hug, not from an e-hug.
I wouldn't normally care about your mistake except for the fact that as you implied someone else's stupidity when you weren't being any smarter.
That's funny. Actually, being eight points AWAY FROM something is gramatically correct. I realize I forgot "away," so thanks for pointing that out. The usage of "for" is inappropriate in this case.
I didn't say the commenter was stupid nor did I imply it... the commenter implied we were all stupid. :P
Same grammar nazi or a copycat? I am assuming this is a -1 for you?
Whoever "Grammar Nazi" is needs to read his/her sentence again...
Look again... he did not copy the comment word for word. He edited it because you didn't call anyone stupid (so he suggested that you implied it), but in the process, he messed up the whole sentence... lol...
Some friends on IRC told me there was a grammar tutor on here and that's awesome, coz i could use some help with my college research paper.
RU still available for corrections if i post my paper on here? i could really use some help with my grammar!!!!!!!11111111
i win by default.
enjoy your ride on the trollercoaster
If you're a troll, you don't need grammar lessons... who cares?
in b4 you cared enough to post a response
He said he doesn't care about your grammar... not that he doesn't care about trolls. o_O
Do you care about trolls, lol?
my balls itch
Some of you people are cruel.....none of us have the right to judge anyone's journey in life. People do change and if they are being deceitful then THEY will have to answer to God.
being a pig, a violent thug, a r@pist, a d0pe fiend, a whh0re monger, etc. never stopped beautiful women from ff#ccking him, dating him or marrying him. geezuz, even oprah loves him and she is a freaking r@pe victim! so tell me why i should take american people or american culture seriously?
Because here in America you have the right to Love who you want, Hate who you want and Say what you want just like you did in your post.
so i guess we should let all the r@pists out of prison who were only 'loving who they want'? ok, whatever you say, cowboy...go polish your gun and hunt down some mexicans, you toothless hillbilly.
You should take us seriously cause we got all the nukes. Booyah.
fyi, you dont hunt for mexicans with a gun. you use a giant hook and a burrito and throw it over the fence and wait till you hook one. and believe it or not, they do taste like chicken. just make sure they meet the size limit or you have to throw them back.
And you people who have nothing but negativity to say...you ever wonder whyt this country is in the state it's in. Selfish people who can not support anyone. God forgives all sins and who are you to judge..we all have issues in one way or another most people aren't real enough with themselves to face who they are. Many of you should take a look in a mirror and self reflect. I wish Mike the best. I pray that you look to God for all your answers and not the people of this world. We are all human and constantly make mistakes until this earth perishes. I pray that you keep pressing on and I pray for the people of this world to open their eyes, ears, minds and hearts. May God have mercy on all your souls.
Mike has made alot of bad decisions in life but who are we to judge. He had a tough time being raised by someone other than his parents and that sort of thing can affect a person all thier life. Mike, stay strong and do the right things to make yourself happy again. You have alot of fans that care about you. I do have to agree with Paul though.....I got punch out for the Wii and Mr Dream just wasn't the same as fighting "Kid Dynamite"
Keep up the good work Mike! I haved watched you with amazement for years! You do entertain and I would like to see you stick around for a while! That white powder will kill you!
I downloaded your video game onto my Wii. After I beat Super Macho Man they made me fight some dork named "Mr. Dream". Please punch someone at Nintendo.
Mike's negligence and selfishness lead to his 4 year olds death.Its unforgiveable and nobody should be celbratng this man.
Okay. I'm sure you've made many stupid mistakes in the past that you wish you could take back... but heck, we shouldn't forgive you, either.
Unforgiveable? Really? Wow. Of course it's forgiveable. Just like all of your sins and mine.
Hello everyone thank you for all your great comments addressed directly to me. all I want to say is
GET A FRICKIN LIFE I'm not reading your stupid comments, I don't even know what sound off is
let alone CNN or even the internet, I'm too busy having a good time
BABE RUTH IS THE MOST HORRIBLE ATHLETE EVER PRODUCED
Sounds great and I wish him the best...BUT, once he gets more money and the wrong people start hanging around again, he will be back to the same old Mike Tyson we grew to dislike. I hope it doesn't happen but I have my doubts.
hey is this interview over now? ok great, you got a dollar bill i can borrow...umm and a mirror?
John, compairing praying to typing a letter to Mike Tyson is two different things. You are also a moron. Dear Mike, Eat another Ear! You hungry?
End your life.
seeking God is the only way to "change what you don't like about yourself." Otherwise, problems with relapse and repeat bad decisions will plague you the rest of your life- period. Man is not strong enough to "change" himself permanently without the reconnection with God's spirit which was lost in the fall. Do I have to correct all of you on this subject or what? Your lack in knowledge of God, and lack of seeking Him rather than doubting Him is pathetic.
...another self-righteous christian telling others what they need to believe.
HAHHAHAAHA I wuz just kiddn!!!!!
mike u moron' u had it all 'fan's fame 'money 'women everything except u were an ass hole' moron' idiot' manipulator of people' u let them use u ' now your getting your dues paid back in full' gus and family were your only help' relax mike your beating days r long behind u' unless there a woman handy' im just saying
Yo, thath cold, Krithtal. But thath OK. I'm rich & famuth and ur not. I'm prettier, too.
you pray because you believe in fairytales and pixie dust
Someday, you'll stand in front of that "Fairy Tale", and give answers for your stupid sins. You ain't dead yet, so you best repent.
....and I can't wait to see the look on his face
YOU KNOW IT
have you prayed to the flying spaghetti monster lately?
Every major civilization has come up with an idea for religion because they couldn't solve life on their own. From the Romans, Russians, Greeks, Mayans, Aztecs, and deep Europe there has always been a series of beings in higher control. (Even today we have 1 god but many saints, which are primarily the same concept.) Nobody has ever proven any religion in the existence of humanity, but societies have never been want of a higher power.
the worst athlete this country has ever produced
OJ Simpson is much worse than Mike Tyson. I am sure there are more that either have gotten away with a lot worse stuff. By no means, am I saying Tyson is saint, btw.
The best boxer in the WORLD. Mike Tyson will be the greatest forewer.
One of the best boxers of all time...demons in his head..keep fighting the good fight and love your self mike
Steve, God does not read either....so why do we pray ?
That's ok if he doesn't know how to read, I don't write my prayers down anyway...btw how do you know that? Did he tell you? Can you ask him to call me? I have a lot of questions...
I read EVERYTHING.
I know what HAS BEEN written and what WILL BE written.
how can God know what will be written without trampling on free will?
He knows what WILL be written because He has pre-determined everything ALREADY. Including YOUR free will. Please take a class on Genesis. You obviously know very little about God but have the nerve to mock Him?
so if fate/predetermination exists and choices are already known by 'god', then what's the point of free will? how is this actually free will? are there not infinite directions our life can go based on our decisions from one moment to the next? i'm not going to use a book of stories written thousands of years ago as a pretense for logic.
i'm no rabbi, but i've had over 21 years of education in a formal christian curriculum. elementary, middle, secondary, and college. i'm pretty sure pre-judgement is not on jesus' list of good behavior...
@ JEBUS – What did Jesus say in the gospel? "My sheep know my voice." God's people have ALREADY been pre-ordained. He knew them before creation, before the fall, before they were in the womb. The 6 days of creation were the entire length of time given and mapped out by God, not just a few "earthly days." As most of you know, time in the heavens is not equal to time on earth....and by the way OUR time is running out. Get to know our Father who is indeed our source.
using a book of stories and fairytales to written thousands of years ago to explain the formation of the cosmos is a bit naive. however, i do wish more "christians" actually used the bible for a moral compass as opposed to a source to spew hatred, condemnation, judgement, etc. if this bible satisfies your intellect and thirst for understand and knowledge of the world around you, ok then. stop preaching.
JEBUS, God knows what will happen because for Him it already has happened – He's already there. He is not bound by linear time – a physical law of the material universe – like we are, but acts independently of it. He created time. Scientists attest to the fact that time itself had a beginning in our universe. God is the Alpha and the Omega, the first and the last. Just because He knows what will happen doesn't mean we don't have free will – He still lets our decisions and actions have consequences, and the same is true of the world.
Hey Mike. I lost a daughter too. She was 10 months old. Reading this has given me a little more hope. I wish I could change the things I don't like about me too. Maybe I will. Thank you.
Your comment was awesome. Do it and you'll be an inspiration to those around you.
Zac- please try to help yourself. Loosing a child must be the most excruciating thing that anyone can go through. Our prayers are with you and your family.
Best of luck to you man
good luck, man
I do not envy anyone trying to get sober under the glare of the paparazzi.
I am grateful to have been able to do so under anonymity.
Mike, I appreciate your candor. It is who you are NOW that matters. If there are any haters, it is only because they envy what you have achieved without their input.
The toughest part of all of this will be to forgive yourself, Mike. You've got a lot of people in your corner now, but no one's opinion is as important as that of the person looking back at you in the mirror every morning. This is Round 10, and you are Mike F'ing Tyson. Do it to it.
OMG. You sound like G. Bush. My mother makes less now as a janitor than she did 15 years ago as a janitor with the same company for that VERY REASON. There are plenty of legal american that will pick fruit. I was working in a tobacco field when I was 12!!! and I am only 39!!!
There are plenty of AMERICANS who will do that job. Also...plenty of other immigrants who are here LEGALLY can do that job. We don't need criminals to do it...and yes...coming here ILLEGALLY is a crime...and therefore, they are criminals.
Um, are you lost? This is about Mike Tyson....
ya they'd work it but they'd have to be paid a minimum wage, not $1 an hour
Minimum Wage – That is the Law.
If you're so in love with Illegal Immagrants let them come to YOUR state and YOU pay there welfare and medical bills.
Ihatearizona – Yes, we want to get rid of "illegals" which has nothing to do with migrant workers. People can still get work visa's to work here The USA will always have migrant workers. It's the illegal workers that don't pay taxes but they take government handouts. Their kids are getting free medical care, education, and even school meals while mom picks them up in an Escalade. Your opinion is that these freeloaders are helping our economy? WAKE UP!
I blows my mind how these people do not understand what "ILLEGAL" IMMIGRANTS. You might want to look up the word ILLEGAL before proceeding.
IHATEARIZONA is a level 1 thinker, you can not explain or make them understand any further. Their brains can not comprehend, it's just too complex for them to understand.
Mike – PLEASE OH PLEASE, Shout out to us the very next opportunity that you have because I know that you will read every post.
Actually, I didn't miss the point. The sarcasm in the comment was understood, but as the guy above you and I said, it was a waste of time.
Grammar Police is correct. All "see how" did was copy/paste jae's comment and change a couple of names. Not exactly an original way to make one, dude ...
rofl@like shooting fish: The word is "feverishly" ... what is it with you people and adverbs? Ditched school that day or sumpthin'?
I love how trolls feed off comments on a CNN Marquee Blog (of all places) and claim themselves to be victorious. I should get a point for wasting my life commenting here, too! Question for the trolls: if you get 10 points, can you redeem them online for an e-hug?
i am truly sorry for your lots
The first reply to jae was reported? LOL.
Whoever writes these spoofs of the original comment... did Tyson kill someone?
What's sad is that Mike Tyson comes off looking better than the idiots who post replies to the story. Nice work, you a*s-clowns.
in b4 grammar nazi
The pressures of reality. Although I'm elated that you're trying to clean up your lifestyle and image, you must remember that everyday is a battle. When you lay your head down at night that's just one more victorious skirmish in the process of winning a war. Life's battle are only over when we cease to exist.
Thank you so much for the heartfelt response. You have truly made my day.
I hate people like you, Grammar Police. No ideas, no creativity, just an MLA handbook and a booger on your glasses.
@Maty: I think you should have a semicolon(;), rather than a comma(,) after the word "creativity".
That was the most touching post that I have ever seen. I'm impressed with the way your articiulated Mike Tyson's difficulties and gave words of encouragement. Some people hate him; Some people love them. But, it's true love win's out in the end. Great post.
Hey, it takes skill to spend 200K in one sitting at a strip club. Just write a book about your life.
I want to say that I have been a fan of yours since you were hitting the gay bars in Chicago. I have to say that I had one leg out of that boat, but I have always appreciated your honesty. I am sure you get a lot of disparaging comments about the decisions you have made. I want to give you a positive one. Although unfortunate that something like cops finding human heads in your refrigerator to make you realize, I am happy that you are trying your best. That is all that we can do. I wish you the best, and I am more of your fan now then ever. Please stay on this boat, not for anyone but for yourself.
Moron. You should have used single quotes, not double quotes around the word 'creativity'.
@jae, i couldn't have said it any better. the first time i ever heard of mike of mike tyson was on the final report on cbs news with dan rather. he spoke about an up and coming young boxer who had knocked out all of his opponents in the first round. after watching the news clip of some of his knock outs, i went to work the next day and told everyone that i had seen the next heavy weight champion of the world. we all know the rest of the story. i've never stopped being a fan, even through the trials, the holyfield bite, etc. keep on mike, after all that you've been through, you deserve to regain the respect that you once commanded!!!!
No hablo ingles... Arizona is 100% right on this issue. Badluck Osama and Fancy Pelattio can go join the Mile High Club on a space shuttle into the Sun with my blessing. All Bore and Joe B. Lyin' can work the Glory Hole in the WC Love, Dubya and Wild Bill Clinton How did Hillary lose to this Uncle Tom rattler? what a POS!!!!!!
Not to intrude into your alternate universe, but you need a birth certificate or proof of resident alien status (a green card) to qualify for welfare in all fifty states. Carry on.
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