Tyson Fury is among the greatest boxers ever. He is the current heavyweight champion and is undefeated with a record of 33-0 as of May 2023.
Tyson has been pretty vocal about mental health issues that he faced at one point of time in his life.
It was when he had won the heavyweight title against Wladimir Klitschko in 2015. He fell into a downward spiral doing dr*gs and alc*hol which caused him to gain weight.
He was struggling with depression and bipolar disorder for which he took a break for about 2.5 years.
Tyson was describing an event when he was driving at 190 miles per hour towards a bridge. He actually was intending to end his life. Tyson heard a voice telling him not to do it.
I was waking up and I didn’t want to be alive, I was making everybody’s life a misery, everybody who was close to me I was pushing away.
Nobody could talk any sense into me at all and I’d go very, very, very low at times, very low. And I’d start thinking all these crazy thoughts.
I bought a brand new Ferrari convertible in the summer of 2016, and I was in it and I was on this strip of the highway where I am.
At the bottom of about a five-mile strip there’s a massive bridge that crosses the motorway.
I got the car up to about 190mph and I was headed towards that bridge.
I didn’t care what no-one was thinking, I didn’t care about hurting my family, friends, anybody. I didn’t care about nothing, I just wanted to die so bad, I gave up on life.
And just as I was heading towards that bridge at 190mph in this Ferrari – it would have crushed like a Coke can if I’d have hit it – I heard a voice saying: ‘No, don’t do this Tyson…
Think about your kids, think about your family and your little boys and girls growing up with no father and everyone saying your dad was a weak man, he left you and he took the easy way out because he couldn’t do anything about it.’
Before I turned into the bridge I pulled onto the motorway and I was shaking. I pulled over and I was all nervous and I didn’t know what to do and I was so afraid.
And I thought that I’ll never ever try or think about taking my life ever again.Tyson Fury on Joe Rogan Experience
Its crazy to think that Tyson Fury was thinking this when he actually had everything in life. He had money, fame, titles, wife, everything that someone could ask for. Yet for some reason he didn’t have any desire to be alive at the time.
Its good that he overcame his problems. He went on to defend his titles multiple times and hasn’t lost since then.
Anyway guys, that was his story. Let me know what your opinions in the comments below.