Mike Tyson: 'Hangover' supplied my drug habit
August 5th, 2010
01:58 PM ET

Mike Tyson: 'Hangover' supplied my drug habit

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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  1. well

    Latest movies online and free

    October 10, 2010 at 10:08 pm | Report abuse |
  2. T

    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.

    September 10, 2010 at 5:09 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Children Are Our Future

    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

    September 6, 2010 at 4:20 am | Report abuse |
  4. tdev

    People handle tragedies all sorts of ways. This is probably one of the better ways.

    August 31, 2010 at 7:44 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Neal Fabian

    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.

    August 22, 2010 at 2:57 am | Report abuse |
    • Marie

      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!!

      January 6, 2011 at 11:09 am | Report abuse |
  6. alanjay1

    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

    August 16, 2010 at 10:47 am | Report abuse |
  7. SebastienVettel

    Ear's lookin' at ya Mike!

    August 14, 2010 at 5:19 pm | Report abuse |
  8. bee

    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.

    August 13, 2010 at 8:53 pm | Report abuse |
  9. mike

    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

    August 12, 2010 at 2:39 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Sally Morse

    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.

    August 8, 2010 at 12:50 pm | Report abuse |
  11. SCDallas

    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.

    August 6, 2010 at 10:44 am | Report abuse |
  12. Sage

    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!

    August 6, 2010 at 9:22 am | Report abuse |
  13. Leslie

    Mike,
    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.

    August 6, 2010 at 7:56 am | Report abuse |
  14. mike

    @ Mike Searcy – Thats right white boy !

    August 6, 2010 at 5:59 am | Report abuse |
  15. RAMROD

    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.

    August 6, 2010 at 5:57 am | Report abuse |
  16. Brabbit

    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.

    August 6, 2010 at 4:12 am | Report abuse |
    • Be realistic

      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.

      August 7, 2010 at 3:05 am | Report abuse |
  17. Cheyenne

    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.

    August 6, 2010 at 3:29 am | Report abuse |
  18. Noble9

    Drugs suck. Fame sucks. Losing your baby sucks.

    August 6, 2010 at 2:24 am | Report abuse |
  19. Alan

    HUGEEEE Tyson fan through and through.

    August 6, 2010 at 1:22 am | Report abuse |
  20. billy jo bob

    Whats the difference between jelly and jam?
    You cant jelly your balls down a girls throat.

    August 6, 2010 at 1:20 am | Report abuse |
  21. Holyfield

    Can I have my ear back?

    August 6, 2010 at 12:21 am | Report abuse |
  22. Bill

    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.

    August 6, 2010 at 12:12 am | Report abuse |
  23. della

    you think it is "funny" that his kid died on a treadmill? Sick puppy is what you are, my friend.

    August 5, 2010 at 11:54 pm | Report abuse |
  24. della

    hempfest dot org

    August 5, 2010 at 11:52 pm | Report abuse |
  25. darren jacok

    tyson clearly neglected his child while on drugs ahd she dies on a treadmil??? very strange. who does on a treadmill??

    thats funny hahaah

    August 5, 2010 at 11:41 pm | Report abuse |
  26. BOb

    who cares about this guy? If I bit someone's ear off, I'd be rotting away in jail right now...

    August 5, 2010 at 10:08 pm | Report abuse |
  27. Al Freeman

    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...

    August 5, 2010 at 10:04 pm | Report abuse |
  28. RS

    Mike you're a crazy S O B but I love ya man!

    August 5, 2010 at 10:01 pm | Report abuse |
  29. Be realistic

    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

    August 5, 2010 at 8:59 pm | Report abuse |
  30. jona

    Thanks for that Mike.. oh.. one more thing.. DON'T CARE!!

    August 5, 2010 at 8:46 pm | Report abuse |
  31. diana

    what a tragedy that you couldn't make that life change once you became a father.

    August 5, 2010 at 8:46 pm | Report abuse |
  32. melikeyomouth

    mike must eat now!!!!!

    August 5, 2010 at 6:51 pm | Report abuse |
  33. Derek

    I yam sofa king we todd did.

    August 5, 2010 at 6:48 pm | Report abuse |
    • sdf

      orginal.

      August 5, 2010 at 9:54 pm | Report abuse |
    • Joo R Knot

      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

      August 6, 2010 at 1:43 am | Report abuse |
  34. Bud

    The comments were more interesting than the article. Look out or Mike will bite your ear off....

    August 5, 2010 at 6:14 pm | Report abuse |
  35. Debbie

    One day chicken next day feathers.

    August 5, 2010 at 6:10 pm | Report abuse |
  36. kevin

    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!

    August 5, 2010 at 6:01 pm | Report abuse |
    • sarah palin is a whh0re

      enjoy your christian kool-aid you trailer trash hillbilly

      August 5, 2010 at 6:08 pm | Report abuse |
    • paula

      Where do you get your information?????

      You are the lunatic fringe.

      August 6, 2010 at 9:30 am | Report abuse |
  37. itsmeagain

    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...

    August 5, 2010 at 5:45 pm | Report abuse |
  38. elitesack

    i bet i can beat you up mr. tyson.

    August 5, 2010 at 5:01 pm | Report abuse |
    • lol

      I beat him up all the time in Punch Out!

      August 5, 2010 at 5:05 pm | Report abuse |
    • mojado

      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...

      August 6, 2010 at 1:33 am | Report abuse |
  39. Phreddie

    Don't pray in my school and I won't think in your church.

    August 5, 2010 at 4:57 pm | Report abuse |
    • Joel3

      ...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

      August 6, 2010 at 9:50 am | Report abuse |
  40. you are all fools

    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.

    August 5, 2010 at 4:46 pm | Report abuse |
  41. you are all fools

    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.

    idiots.

    August 5, 2010 at 4:44 pm | Report abuse |
    • george bush 4 ever

      +1

      August 5, 2010 at 5:27 pm | Report abuse |
    • hilarious

      If you can give yourself +1, I will give myself +1 also! Eight points from an e-hug!

      August 5, 2010 at 5:31 pm | Report abuse |
    • Grammar Nazi

      *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.

      August 5, 2010 at 5:41 pm | Report abuse |
    • hilarious

      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?

      August 5, 2010 at 5:45 pm | Report abuse |
    • Samuel

      Whoever "Grammar Nazi" is needs to read his/her sentence again...

      @ hilarious

      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...

      August 5, 2010 at 5:51 pm | Report abuse |
    • Where do i sign up for the free grammar lessons?

      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

      August 5, 2010 at 5:53 pm | Report abuse |
    • all about me

      i win by default.

      enjoy your ride on the trollercoaster

      August 5, 2010 at 5:56 pm | Report abuse |
    • lol

      If you're a troll, you don't need grammar lessons... who cares?

      August 5, 2010 at 5:56 pm | Report abuse |
    • @lol

      in b4 you cared enough to post a response

      August 5, 2010 at 6:02 pm | Report abuse |
    • lol

      :P

      August 5, 2010 at 6:04 pm | Report abuse |
    • @@lol

      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?

      August 5, 2010 at 6:05 pm | Report abuse |
    • shout out to @ll my n1gg@z

      my balls itch

      August 5, 2010 at 6:11 pm | Report abuse |
    • lol

      Cool.

      August 5, 2010 at 6:13 pm | Report abuse |
  42. SAELIE

    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.

    August 5, 2010 at 4:36 pm | Report abuse |
  43. captain obvious

    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?

    August 5, 2010 at 4:35 pm | Report abuse |
    • ARIZONAHATESYOU

      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.

      August 5, 2010 at 4:56 pm | Report abuse |
    • @ARIZONAHATESYOU

      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.

      August 5, 2010 at 4:58 pm | Report abuse |
    • RealAmerican

      You should take us seriously cause we got all the nukes. Booyah.

      August 5, 2010 at 5:32 pm | Report abuse |
    • @@ARIZONAHATESYOU

      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.

      August 5, 2010 at 6:30 pm | Report abuse |
  44. Woman on the grow

    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.

    August 5, 2010 at 4:30 pm | Report abuse |
  45. mattyManATL

    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"

    August 5, 2010 at 4:26 pm | Report abuse |
  46. Nichole

    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!

    August 5, 2010 at 4:21 pm | Report abuse |
  47. Paul

    Mike,
    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.

    Thanks,
    Paul

    August 5, 2010 at 4:17 pm | Report abuse |
  48. Dayton Dad

    Mike's negligence and selfishness lead to his 4 year olds death.Its unforgiveable and nobody should be celbratng this man.

    August 5, 2010 at 4:11 pm | Report abuse |
    • look in the mirror

      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.

      August 5, 2010 at 4:14 pm | Report abuse |
    • Really

      Unforgiveable? Really? Wow. Of course it's forgiveable. Just like all of your sins and mine.

      August 5, 2010 at 4:17 pm | Report abuse |
  49. Mike T

    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

    August 5, 2010 at 4:09 pm | Report abuse |
  50. DUCE

    BABE RUTH IS THE MOST HORRIBLE ATHLETE EVER PRODUCED

    August 5, 2010 at 4:04 pm | Report abuse |
  51. Tom

    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.

    August 5, 2010 at 4:04 pm | Report abuse |
  52. Heavy Hands Mike

    hey is this interview over now? ok great, you got a dollar bill i can borrow...umm and a mirror?

    August 5, 2010 at 4:03 pm | Report abuse |
  53. Steve

    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?

    August 5, 2010 at 4:02 pm | Report abuse |
    • @ Steve the troll

      End your life.

      August 5, 2010 at 4:12 pm | Report abuse |
    • Joel3

      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.

      August 6, 2010 at 9:46 am | Report abuse |
    • JEBUS

      ...another self-righteous christian telling others what they need to believe.

      August 6, 2010 at 11:53 am | Report abuse |
  54. Mike Tyson

    HAHHAHAAHA I wuz just kiddn!!!!!

    August 5, 2010 at 4:01 pm | Report abuse |
    • Kristal Mac leod

      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

      August 5, 2010 at 6:07 pm | Report abuse |
    • Mike Tyson

      Yo, thath cold, Krithtal. But thath OK. I'm rich & famuth and ur not. I'm prettier, too.

      August 5, 2010 at 7:23 pm | Report abuse |
  55. @John

    you pray because you believe in fairytales and pixie dust

    August 5, 2010 at 4:00 pm | Report abuse |
    • foil

      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.

      August 6, 2010 at 6:08 am | Report abuse |
    • Joel3

      ....and I can't wait to see the look on his face

      August 6, 2010 at 9:40 am | Report abuse |
    • JEBUS

      YOU KNOW IT

      August 6, 2010 at 11:26 am | Report abuse |
    • JEBUS

      have you prayed to the flying spaghetti monster lately?

      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flying_Spaghetti_Monster

      August 6, 2010 at 11:27 am | Report abuse |
    • nevermore

      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.

      October 28, 2010 at 4:09 am | Report abuse |
  56. Rich

    the worst athlete this country has ever produced

    August 5, 2010 at 3:57 pm | Report abuse |
    • MC

      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.

      August 5, 2010 at 4:37 pm | Report abuse |
    • Artemida

      The best boxer in the WORLD. Mike Tyson will be the greatest forewer.

      August 6, 2010 at 1:39 am | Report abuse |
  57. homer

    One of the best boxers of all time...demons in his head..keep fighting the good fight and love your self mike

    August 5, 2010 at 3:56 pm | Report abuse |
  58. John

    Steve, God does not read either....so why do we pray ?

    August 5, 2010 at 3:53 pm | Report abuse |
    • Nichole

      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...

      August 5, 2010 at 4:15 pm | Report abuse |
    • GOD

      I read EVERYTHING.

      August 5, 2010 at 7:16 pm | Report abuse |
    • GOD

      I know what HAS BEEN written and what WILL BE written.

      August 5, 2010 at 10:21 pm | Report abuse |
    • JEBUS

      how can God know what will be written without trampling on free will?

      August 6, 2010 at 9:23 am | Report abuse |
    • Joel3

      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?

      August 6, 2010 at 9:37 am | Report abuse |
    • JEBUS

      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.

      August 6, 2010 at 10:50 am | Report abuse |
    • JEBUS

      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...

      August 6, 2010 at 10:53 am | Report abuse |
    • Joel3

      @ 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.

      August 6, 2010 at 11:04 am | Report abuse |
    • JEBUS

      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.

      August 6, 2010 at 11:30 am | Report abuse |
    • Merv

      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.

      August 7, 2010 at 10:45 am | Report abuse |
  59. Zac

    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.

    August 5, 2010 at 3:41 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jayfin9

      Your comment was awesome. Do it and you'll be an inspiration to those around you.

      August 6, 2010 at 2:42 am | Report abuse |
    • Jo

      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.

      August 13, 2010 at 9:17 pm | Report abuse |
    • alanjay1

      Best of luck to you man

      August 16, 2010 at 10:48 am | Report abuse |
    • phol

      good luck, man

      August 18, 2010 at 4:41 pm | Report abuse |
  60. Truth

    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.

    August 5, 2010 at 3:41 pm | Report abuse |
  61. Brian

    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.

    August 5, 2010 at 3:40 pm | Report abuse |
  62. Tim

    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.

    August 5, 2010 at 3:31 pm | Report abuse |
  63. Ireallywork

    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!!!

    August 5, 2010 at 4:05 pm | Report abuse |
  64. Kat

    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.

    August 5, 2010 at 4:10 pm | Report abuse |
  65. Nichole

    Um, are you lost? This is about Mike Tyson....

    August 5, 2010 at 4:17 pm | Report abuse |
  66. @Kat

    ya they'd work it but they'd have to be paid a minimum wage, not $1 an hour

    August 5, 2010 at 4:18 pm | Report abuse |
  67. Exactly

    Minimum Wage – That is the Law.

    August 5, 2010 at 4:20 pm | Report abuse |
  68. ARIZONAHATESYOUTOO

    If you're so in love with Illegal Immagrants let them come to YOUR state and YOU pay there welfare and medical bills.

    August 5, 2010 at 4:58 pm | Report abuse |
  69. Rick

    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!

    August 5, 2010 at 5:05 pm | Report abuse |
  70. sdf

    I blows my mind how these people do not understand what "ILLEGAL" IMMIGRANTS. You might want to look up the word ILLEGAL before proceeding.

    August 5, 2010 at 8:56 pm | Report abuse |
  71. e

    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.

    August 5, 2010 at 9:00 pm | Report abuse |
  72. Ireallywork

    Mike – PLEASE OH PLEASE, Shout out to us the very next opportunity that you have because I know that you will read every post.

    August 5, 2010 at 4:10 pm | Report abuse |
  73. jim

    Jerk

    August 5, 2010 at 4:23 pm | Report abuse |
  74. @ lol...

    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.

    August 5, 2010 at 5:03 pm | Report abuse |
  75. lmao @ lol at typical

    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 ...

    August 5, 2010 at 5:04 pm | Report abuse |
  76. lol

    LOL

    August 5, 2010 at 5:09 pm | Report abuse |
  77. another grammar nazi

    rofl@like shooting fish: The word is "feverishly" ... what is it with you people and adverbs? Ditched school that day or sumpthin'?

    August 5, 2010 at 5:14 pm | Report abuse |
  78. hilarious

    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?

    August 5, 2010 at 5:22 pm | Report abuse |
  79. @grammar nazis

    i am truly sorry for your lots

    August 5, 2010 at 5:30 pm | Report abuse |
  80. hilarious

    The first reply to jae was reported? LOL.

    Whoever writes these spoofs of the original comment... did Tyson kill someone?

    August 5, 2010 at 5:40 pm | Report abuse |
  81. Mike Searcy

    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.

    August 5, 2010 at 5:54 pm | Report abuse |
  82. lol

    sage

    August 5, 2010 at 5:59 pm | Report abuse |
  83. @@mike

    in b4 grammar nazi

    August 5, 2010 at 6:00 pm | Report abuse |
  84. Gorio

    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.

    August 5, 2010 at 6:03 pm | Report abuse |
  85. Mike Tyson

    Jae,

    Thank you so much for the heartfelt response. You have truly made my day.

    August 5, 2010 at 7:02 pm | Report abuse |
  86. Maty

    I hate people like you, Grammar Police. No ideas, no creativity, just an MLA handbook and a booger on your glasses.

    August 6, 2010 at 12:19 am | Report abuse |
  87. Scottie V

    @Maty: I think you should have a semicolon(;), rather than a comma(,) after the word "creativity".

    August 6, 2010 at 1:28 am | Report abuse |
  88. Al

    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.

    August 6, 2010 at 2:09 am | Report abuse |
  89. ittakesalot

    Hey, it takes skill to spend 200K in one sitting at a strip club. Just write a book about your life.

    August 6, 2010 at 3:56 am | Report abuse |
  90. Dad

    Jeffrey Dahmer,
    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.

    August 6, 2010 at 5:40 am | Report abuse |
  91. @Scottie V

    Moron. You should have used single quotes, not double quotes around the word 'creativity'.

    August 6, 2010 at 6:21 am | Report abuse |
  92. xedder

    @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!!!!

    August 6, 2010 at 8:47 am | Report abuse |
  93. mojado

    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!!!!!!

    August 6, 2010 at 1:27 am | Report abuse |
  94. tdev

    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.

    August 31, 2010 at 7:48 pm | Report abuse |
  95. Be realistic

    LOL..exactly!

    August 7, 2010 at 3:07 am | Report abuse |

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