25 Aug 2013

Tyson claims he's close to dying

3:15 pm on 25 August 2013

The former heavyweight boxing champion Mike Tyson claims he's on the verge of dying from ongoing drug and alcohol problems.

Tyson, now a promoter, has admitted to being a continual substance abuser but is hopeful he's finally becoming clean.

He says he hasn't had a drink or taken drugs in six days, and for him that's a miracle.