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Mike Tyson Is An Alcoholic And He’s Going To Die Because Of It

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Well, I suppose you’ve got to hand it to Mike Tyson for his honesty – better late than never, anyway. While appearing on ESPN’s Friday Night Fights, he admitted that all that time he’s been telling people he’s sober? Nope, totally not the truth. He’s actually a raging alcoholic and he’s pretty sure he’s going to die because of it. :(

“I want to live my sober life. I don’t want to die. I’m on the verge of dying because I’m a vicious alcoholic.”

“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 thinks I was sober, but I’m not. This is my sixth day. I’m never going to use again.”

“I’m a bad guy sometimes. I did a lot of bad things, and I want to be forgiven. So in order for me to be forgiven, I hope they can forgive me. I want to change my life, I want to live a different life now.”

Huh. I suppose it’s easy for me to say that if he wanted to be sober, he would just do it, no questions asked – I’ve never been an addict, thank fuck, so I’ve never had to confront that. However, if being faced with your own mortality doesn’t even kick your ass into gear, you can pretty much count on the fact that it will indeed kill you and you’re never going to change. I hope he does, though.

Presented Without Comment: Mike Tyson’s Ex Cooked and Ate His Pigeon

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If there’s one thing Mike Tyson loves, it’s pigeons. He loves them so much, he apparently owned 2,500 of them at one point and even made a documentary about his pets. That’s why this story is particularly troubling: apparently, his ex-girlfriend cooked and ate one of them. Uhhh, okay.

From WFAN’s Boomer and Carton show:

“I was dating this young lady and she said, ‘I don’t know why you’re flying those damn birds, you should be eating them. She happened to grab one – and she cooked one and proceeded to eat it. And I just couldn’t do it.”

Added Tyson, who also happens to be a vegan: “It just wasn’t the right thing to do. It wasn’t cool. It was her house and we were living on her dime, so she could do [it].”

LOL, I love that Mike Tyson is a vegan. Also, that this ex-girlfriend thought domesticated pigeons were worth eating. I can’t imagine what possessed her to do that. Hunger, I suppose?

Also, when did Mike Tyson ever have to live on an ex-girlfriend’s dime? Hasn’t he been rich, like, forever? Even when he grabbed an earful from Evander Holyfield, he must’ve had some cash in the bank to sustain him, surely? Oh, whatever. Happy Friday.