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Mike Tyson Reveals He is Suffering from Sciatica

Mike Tyson made an alarming comment in a Podcast a few months ago about his health. Then, he was seen bound to a wheelchair at an airport. Before that, he was spotted using a cane as a walking aid. Fans are dying to know what is going on with the former heavyweight champion. Is his impending doom prediction coming true?

Mike Tyson’s prediction

In an episode of his Podcast, HotBoxin’, Mike Tyson made a very grave comment to his guest, therapist Sean McFarland. He said he could see the end of his days drawing in close. “Some people want to analyze their success, which is ridiculous,” said Tyson. “We’re all going to die one day, of course. Then I look in the mirror and I see those little spots on my face and I go ‘wow, my expiration date is coming close, really soon, what do you do with that, how do you think about that death thing?”

At the time, no one was aware of any health problems that he was dealing with. Although, Mike Tyson’s words hinted that he knew something the rest of us didn’t. Last month he was recently photographed in a wheelchair at Miami International Airport in august of this year. The site was sore for fans to witness, although Mike was still posing for selfies with those who approached him.

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He has sciatica

The images of Mike Tyson in a wheelchair have left the world wondering about his health. Three weeks after the airport pictures were taken, he was seen hobbling around in New York. But, earlier last month, he was spotted in Flushing Meadows at Serena Williams’ last match at Arthur Ashe stadium. This time, he was the picture of health. An insider told TMZ Sports that “he’s dealing with a sciatica flare-up. Nothing serious. Just an occupational hazard for an athlete like Mike.”

According to the Daily Mail, Mike Tyson confirmed this in an interview with Newsmax TV. He 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.” Despite the painful ailment, Mike Tyson said he and his family are grateful for everything they have. “Everybody in my house is truly blessed and we’re all very grateful for whatever we have,” he said.

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What is Sciatica?

For those who do not know, sciatica is a painful condition. According to Mayo Clinic, sciatica is the word used when referring to pain that is located along the sciatic nerve. The website says: “The sciatic nerve travels from the lower back through the hips and buttocks and down each leg.” Typically, it affects only one side of the body.

Sciatica can have flare-ups, which are debilitating. Symptoms include pains that feel like a “mild ache” or a “sharp, burning pain“. This pain is generally felt in the lower back, in your buttocks, or the back of your legs. Some people have reported a numb sensation, as well as “tingling,” or “muscle weakness.

Sciatica tends to work itself out, with the right amount of rest. If the pain persists for a long time, it may affect your bowels. If this happens, you should make an appointment with your doctor. Prevention is better than a cure when it comes to sciatica. So, you should ensure you maintain a good posture, as well as exercise regularly.

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  2. Mike Tyson says his Sciatica was the reason behind him being pictured in a wheelchair last month, with the nerve-impacting condition sometimes leaving the former world heavyweight champion ‘unable to talk’.Daily Mail. Julian Bovill. September 19, 2022.
  3. Report: Mike Tyson Not Dealing with Injury Despite Being Spotted Using Cane in NYC.Bleach Report. Scott Polacek. July 28, 2022
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