After some images surfaced showing Mike Tyson in a wheelchair, alarm bells immediately went off about his health condition. It was later revealed that he has a sciatic condition, which affected his walking.
After these warning signs, it was Iron Mike himself who came out to silence the rumors and said that he feels great.
What affected Mike Tyson?
Faced with rumors of an illness that had him paralyzed, Iron Mike put an end to the speculation surrounding his health through an interview with Newsmax TV. “I have sciatica and from time to time this problem comes up. When it flares up, I can’t even talk! Thank God it’s the only health problem I have. I’m splendid now,” he sought to convey tranquility among his fans.
The same version was brought to light by TMZ: “He’s dealing with a sciatic (nerve) attack. Nothing serious. Just an occupational hazard for an athlete like him.”
However, the images had conned another complexion combined with his statements a few weeks ago on his podcast Hotboxin’ with Mike Tyson. “We’re all going to die someday, of course,” he prefaced then. “Then when I look in the mirror, I see those little dots on my face and I say, ‘Wow, that means my expiration date is coming up pretty soon,'” he sentenced, more pessimistic than ever.
Tyson in the ring rumors
Throughout 2022 there has been much talk of a Tyson fight with some of his old rivals, even a rematch of that famous contest against Evander Holyfield. There was even talk of another duel against Lennox Lewis or even one with Youtuber Jake Paul.
Tyson was also asked why he turns down all the offers to get back in the ring, when so many old rivals and new ones have shown interest in a showcase alongside him.
“Guys want to fight me for $100 million. But I don’t think I’ll ever do anything like that again. I wanted to do it the first time, just for fun, to have fun. Then some people took it to another level and just wanted it for financial issues, so the fun is over,” he argued.