After pictures of Mike Tyson in a wheelchair surfaced, he spoke out about the sciatica, a rare condition that he is dealing with.
After images of the former heavyweight champion in a wheelchair at an airport surfaced last month, supporters began to worry about his health. Pictures of Tyson using a walking stick were also captured.
Since then, he has addressed rumors about his health, telling Newsmax that “I occasionally get sciatica that flares up.”
I find it difficult to speak when it flares up. I’m grateful that it’s my sole health issue. Right now, I’m great. My entire family is incredibly fortunate, and we are all very appreciative of what we have.
The illness causes severe effects on the body’s nervous system, especially on the nerve endings that control the back. His health seems to be suffering as a result of a lifetime spent in the ring.
Iron In 2005, Mike decided to end his heavyweight career as back issues began to affect his ring performance. And now it seems that the problems have returned, leaving him in a wheelchair and unable to talk.
His admirers have expressed sincere worries that his health is in grave danger as a result. He recently said on his Hotboxin’ podcast that he doesn’t think he has much time left to live.
We will all pass away at some point, of course. I then notice those tiny spots on my face when I look in the mirror,” he remarked. I exclaim, “Wow. That indicates that my expiration date is rapidly approaching.
Although Tyson may have given up boxing 17 years prior, he made a comeback in 2020 when he faced Roy Jones Jr. in an exhibition match. But the match finished in a draw, which was ultimately disappointing.
Iron Mike gained a reputation for his devastating blows during his professional career. The heavyweight category was rocked by his speed and savagery, which destroyed fighters like Larry Holmes, Frank Bruno, and Trevor Berbick.
However, his life away from the ring also attracted unwanted attention when he was sentenced to prison for rape in 1992 and developed a cocaine addiction. After almost 30 years, Tyson altered his life, becoming a Muslim and cultivating his own marijuana.