LIPAS na ang kasikatan ni ex-boxing champ Iron Mike Tyson pero hanggang ngayon ay mainit pa rin siyang pinag-uusapan sa mga headlines.
Kamakailan ay nagpahayag si Tyson na naniniwala siya na malapit na siyang mamatay.
Si Mike Tyson na tipong hindi kayang tibagin sa ring, pero ngayon ay sinabi niyang wala na siyang maraming oras na nalalabi sa mundo.
Sa naging panayam sa kanyang therapist na si Sean McFarland ng Hotboxin’ With Mike Tyson podcast. Isiniwalat ni Tyson na ramdam niya na hindi na siya magtatagal sa mundo.
“We’re all gonna die one day, of course,” sabi ni Tyson kay McFarland at fellow guest DJ Whoo Kid. “Then, when I look in the mirror, I see those little spots on my face, I say, ‘Wow. That’s my expiration date is coming close, really soon.’”
“Even now, money don’t mean s— to me,” pahayag pa ni Tyson sa podcast. “I always tell people—they think money’s gonna make them happy; they’ve never had a lot of money before. When you have a lot of money, you can’t expect nobody to love you. How am I gonna love you? How am I gonna confess my love to you when you have $500 billion?
“It’s just that, the false sense of security. You believe nothing can happen. You don’t believe the banks could collapse. You believe that you’re invincible when you have a lot of money, which isn’t true. That’s why I always say money is a false sense of security.”
Hindi ito ang unang pagkakataon na tinalakay ni Tyson ang kanyang kalusugan, at tinalakay din niya ang hindi maiiwasang kamatayan.
Sa naging conference sa psychedelics sa Miami noong huling fall, inamin ni Tyson na gumamit siya ng Sonoran desert toad venom para sa psychedelic purposes ng 53 beses at namatay na siya sa unang trip mula sa drug.
“I ‘died’ during my first trip,” sabi ni Tyson sa New York Post. “I did it as a dare I was doing heavy drugs like cocaine, so why not? It’s another dimension. Before I did the toad, I was a wreck.
“The toughest opponent I ever faced was myself. I had low self-esteem. People with big egos often have low self-esteem. We use our ego to subsidize that. The toad strips the ego.”