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Mike Tyson Health Update: Boxing Legend Dealing with ‘Nerve’ Attack

Published 08/23/2022, 10:30 AM EDT

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Recent images of Mike Tyson in a wheelchair have made his fans wonder whether everything is okay with the boxing legend. Tyson was seen sitting in a wheelchair, holding a walking stick, and covering his mouth with a towel at the terminal at Miami international airport. His condition has made his fans worry about him. 

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Also, he recently mentioned on his podcast, “We’re all going to die someday, of course. 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.”

As per The Mail, the former pound-for-pound king is suffering from ‘sciatica flare-up’. It is a condition relating to the nerve in the lower back. Tyson has been through this condition before. 

An insider revealed, “It’s just an occupational hazard for an athlete like Mike.” Well, we hope that it’s just an occupational hazard and nothing serious. Tyson fans are waiting for him to teach them and inspire them. 

Mike Tyson has a secret that he will take to his grave 

Mike Tyson has achieved everything that a man wishes for. A successful career, money, fame, and a good family. His hard work and boxing prowess have made him one of the greatest boxers to ever live. However, Iron Mike has fought some inner battles that only he knows about. And fighting his inner demons have made him the man that he is today. 


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The former champ posted a picture on Instagram and wrote in the caption, “Nobody will ever know the lows I had to overcome to become this gentle.”


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Mike Tyson is no longer the person that the world was scared of. ‘The Baddest Man on the Planet’ has now become a more calm person who shares his experiences and life lessons on his podcast Hotboxin with Mike Tyson. 

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Coming toward his health, Tyson has gone through many difficulties in his life, and he would certainly battle even this health problem like a true warrior. Even though he was looking physically exhausted, he still clicked some selfies with fans and that is what the man is known for. 

Meanwhile, what do you think about Tyson’s current condition? Share your thoughts about it in the comments below. 

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Written by:

Shashank Wankhede


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Shashank Wankhede is a Boxing writer at EssentiallySports. When it comes to boxing, the blockbuster film 'Rocky' sparked his interest in the sport. He holds Muhammad Ali in great regard and is a sincere admirer of his narrative, struggle, and accomplishments.
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Paras Pande