Boxing legend Mike Tyson reveals rare health condition that can leave him 'unable to talk'

The Baddest Man on the Planet has been suffering from sciatica and the condition sometimes leaves him 'unable to speak'.

Tanishq SharmaAuthor

Updated - 21 September 2022 12:13 PM


Boxing legend Mike Tyson was spotted on a wheelchair last month at the Miami International Airport and was also holding a walking stick, which triggered the speculations over his health conditions. Recently, the 56-year-old revealed a rare health condition he is currently suffering from that couldn't let him talk when it blows up.

'The Baddest Man on the Planet' has been suffering from sciatica and the condition sometimes leaves him 'unable to speak'.

While talking to Newsmax TV, Mike Tyson explained why he was on the wheelchair at the airport last month and said, "I have sciatica every now and then, it flares up. When it flares up, I can’t even talk! Thank God it’s the only health problem I have. I’m splendid now."

Sciatica is caused by compression of the sciatic nerve and involves a severe pain that radiates from the lower back to the back of each leg. Tyson has suffered back injuries throughout his career and even led him to part away from Boxing in 2005 though he returned for an exhibition fight against  Roy Jones Jr. in 2020.

'Iron Mike' has recently moved to Florida with his family and he was asked about his life there. Tyson said, "Everybody in my house is truly blessed and we’re all very grateful for whatever we have."

During the 'Hotboxin' podcast Tyson asserted, "We’re all gonna die one day of course. 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."


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