The legendary boxer Mike Tyson was recently spotted at Miami International Airport posing for photos with his fans while in a wheelchair.
This prompted loads of concerns from the fans. Tyson is one of the most beloved boxing champions of all time – and one of the only ones that are still alive.
But despite the wheelchair – it might not be so serious for the 56 year old Tyson who is allegedly suffering from a bout of a “sciatica flare-up” in his lower back.
Tyson was stricken with a similar flare-up two years ago which left him in tears and bedridden for weeks.
The icon was seen using a cane last month in New York when he was making his way to his hotel room after coming out from a car. He wasn’t injured in any way and had this to say to TMZ at the time, “Nothing serious. Just an occupational hazard for an athlete like Mike.”
Tyson had some concerning statements regarding his outlook on life and his health on his podcast ‘Hotboxin’.
“We’re all gonna die one day of course,” he said.
“Then, when I look in the mirror, I see those little spots on my face. I say, ‘Wow. That means my expiration date is coming close, really soon.’”
The former athlete went on to say that all the money that he had made in his time was unable to bring him the happiness that he was looking for.
“Money don’t mean s*** to me,” he said.
“I always tell people — they think money’s gonna make them happy, they’ve never had money before — when you have a lot of money, you can’t expect nobody to love you. How am I gonna confess my love to you when you have $500 billion.”
“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.”
Mike Tyson was the undisputed world heavyweight champion from 1987 to 1990 and up to this day, is still the youngest boxer to have ever captured the title.
Mike Tyson has had some legal issues in his prime and reportedly squandered a fortune of over $500 million. Despite the setback, Tyson is working hard to secure a wealthy lifestyle for his family and kids with a lucrative line of merchandise in addition to some novelty items he’s been selling as off late.