Mike Tyson thinks death will come for him ‘very soon’

  • mike tyson recently said he thought death would come for him “very soon”.
  • The 56-year-old opened up about mortality, money and safety in a recent podcast.

Boxing icon Mike Tyson said he thinks death will come for him “very soon” during a recent episode of his popular “Hotboxin'” podcast with Mike Tyson.

Sean McFarland, an addiction therapist, was a guest on the July 14 show, and he and Tyson talked about death, money and safety.

“We’re all going to die one day, of course,” Tyson told McFarland.

“Then when I look in the mirror, I see these little spots on my face, I’m like, ‘Wow, that means my expiration date is coming up, real soon.'”

“Money doesn’t mean shit” to Mike Tyson

Mike Tyson.Photo by Getty Images

Tyson shot to worldwide fame when he won boxingat age 20 in 1986, beating Trevor Berbick by second-round knockout at the Hilton in Las Vegas.

He went on to fight in some of the biggest fights in the sport, including fights against Donovan Ruddock, Evander Holyfield and Lennox Lewis.

Tyson’s status as a bona fide box office draw was cemented in 2020 when he returned to the ring for an exhibition against Roy Jones Jr.

Mike Tyson thinks death will come for him 'very soon'
Mike Tyson and Roy Jones Jr.Photo by Getty Images

Now 56, he has other business interests including a marijuana farm, Hollywood films and his growing YouTube media company.

“Money don’t mean shit” to him, he said on his show.

“I always tell people they think money is going to make them happy, they’ve never had money before,” he said. “When you have a lot of money, you can’t expect anyone to love you.

“You think you’re invincible when you have a lot of money, which isn’t true,” Tyson said.

He then asked, “What is security? I don’t know. When you put money in your bank and you get a check every week and you can live for the rest of your life, is it security?

“That doesn’t mean you won’t get sick or get hit by a car. Can money protect you when you jump off a bridge?”

Tyson regularly philosophizes on his platform

Mike Tyson thinks death will come for him 'very soon'
Mike Tyson.Getty/Johnny Nunez

Tyson has often laid bare his personal life, thoughts, and emotions when speaking on his podcast over the years.

During one episode in 2020, he cried because he feels “empty” and misses being “an annihilator” in the ring. “Sometimes I feel like a bitch,” he said.

Tyson also said he looks forward to death because living is a “struggle” and takes more courage than dying.

Regarding success, he said that happiness had to be sacrificed because there was so much competition in the world.

Mike Tyson thinks death will come for him 'very soon'
Mike Tyson and a pet tiger.Photo by Getty Images

Reflecting on his weird and wild life and career as a whole, Tyson recalled an incident in the 1990s when one of his famous pet tigers attacked a woman who had broken into him.

“She was just screwed,” he said, adding that he paid her about $250,000.

“I had no idea what they could do to a person’s flesh… I had no idea,” he said. “I liked them… [but] I shouldn’t have had them in my house. I was wrong.”


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