Mike Tyson has revealed to the general public that he has a rare health condition called sciatica after images of the former heavyweight champion in a wheelchair appeared online.
Last month, images at an unknown airport showed Tyson in a wheelchair holding a walking stick. The said pictures have raised several questions about his health.
In a recent interview with Newsmax TV, Tyson tried to put any health-related rumors to rest.
“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,” he said.
“Everybody in my house is truly blessed and we’re all very grateful for whatever we have.”
Tyson seems to be experiencing issues with his back as a result of the illness, which affects nerve endings in the body.
Due to back issues, Iron Mike, as he was nicknamed, was forced to leave the ring in 2005.