Legendary American Boxer Mike Tyson has come out to say that he’s very concerned about being loved that even his wife thinks he would “kill himself” if a fan didn’t say hi to him while he walks on the street.
During his illustrious career, Mike Tyson never lived a life worthy of note as he battled with depression, drug and alcohol addiction .
After his retirement in the year 2005 his debts rose so high and from being an individual that has about $200 million Dollars he went down to nothing and became broke.
At the age of 20, Tyson was crowned as the youngest Heavyweight Champion Of The World and he had a huge fan base that supported him throughout his turbulent career.
Mike despite him being outspoken and eloquent openly revealed how he struggled to deal with the public’s perception of who he is.
In his conversation with Charlie Mack, Tyson told him: “I’m going to tell you something that my wife doesn’t like.
“My wife said ‘if I went out there and no one says hi I might commit suicide’. All my life I wanted to be acknowledged, I’d kill myself to be acknowledged. In order to live you have to kill yourself.”
The 53 year old who recently came out of retirement to declare his readiness for an exhibition bout has spoken previously about how he could have committed suicide if not for the intervention of his third wife Lakiha Spicer. Kid Dynamite accepted that he needs to get married and without a wife he’s a “savage animal”.
On ExpediTIously, Mike told TI
“Without my wife, I’m a savage animal… I look at women differently as I get older. When I was younger, I viewed them as pleasure. Now that I’m older, I look at them as the half. It makes me realise that I’m a man. And at this stage in my life, they’re my teachers. If a man doesn’t have a little bit of fear of his wife, he’s not living his life right.”
Tyson didn’t end it there as he went on to say he needed to be a married man with a wife at home that’s why he went down the aisle for the third time after previous attempts.
“That’s why I got married three times… because I can’t live without a wife. If I don’t have a wife, I’ll kill myself. That’s real talk. I need somebody to listen to. I’m a soldier. I can’t think on my own, I need somebody to do it… I know myself.”