Mike Tyson: 'I'm on the verge of dying' - CBS46 News

Mike Tyson: 'I'm on the verge of dying'

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VERONA, NY (CBS46) -

What started out as a routine press conference turned into a stunning emotional confession from former heavy weight boxing champion Mike Tyson. 

Tyson was out promoting a fight when he said he was on the verge of dying because he's a vicious alcoholic.

"I have not drank or took drugs in six days and for me that's a miracle. I've been lying to everybody else saying that I'm sober, but I am not. This is my sixth day and I'm never gonna use again."

Tyson seemed shocked that he was even making the admission.

People at the press conference applauded his honesty.

Tyson says he wants to change his life and live sober. He said he's done a lot of bad things and wants forgiveness.

He was out promoting his first fight as promoter with his new company, Iron Mike Productions.

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