Mike Tyson admitted to still being a drunk and a drug addict at a press conference on Friday. He was promoting his first fight ticket under his Iron Mike Productions organization when it all of a sudden turned into an AA meeting. Tyson has a history of drug and alcohol abuse. Who can forget him getting high on crack and raping that girl in the 90’s? But he’s been telling people that he’s clean and sober. This made sense as he’s had a comeback working in The Hangover, a one-man show, and a reality series. I guess not. Mike said:
“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. I’m a motherfucker. I’m a bad guy sometimes. I did a lot of bad things, and I want to be forgiven…I’m on the verge of dying, because I’m a vicious alcoholic. Wow. God, this is some interesting stuff.”
Maybe it’s unfair, but I just assume that anyone with a face or neck tattoo is a massive junkie. Still, I hope Iron Mike can get his shit together. The world is a more interesting place with him in it. Now if he’ll only stop making Hangover sequels. That shit made me want to drink and get high and forget what I saw.