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Mike Tyson credits marijuana and magic mushrooms for ending his wild party lifestyle and find God

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Boxing legend Mike Tyson credits marijuana and magic mushrooms for helping the self-professed ‘baddest man on the planet’ end his wild party lifestyle and find God

  • Legend Mike Tyson, 55, claims marijuana and psychedelics saved his life
  • He did not expect to see his 40th birthday as his life spiralled out of control   
  • Iron Mike gave up booze and drugs and turned to animal and plant medicines


Boxing legend Mike Tyson has claimed marijuana and magic mushrooms helped him end his wild lifestyle and find God.

The self-professed ‘baddest man on the planet’ did not expect to see his 40th birthday as his life spiralled out of control due to drink and drugs. 

The former heavyweight champion pleaded guilty to drug possession and driving under the influence in an Arizona court after being spotted driving erratically upon leaving a nightclub and nearly colliding with a sheriff’s vehicle in 2007.

Mike Tyson claims marijuana and psychedelics saved his life after he became a 'junkie'

Mike Tyson claims marijuana and psychedelics saved his life after he became a ‘junkie’

Iron Mike gave up booze and drugs in 2016 in a bid to turn around his life after excessive weight gain.

He also turned to animal and plant medicines. 

Tyson told Forbes: ‘You see how much my life changed five years ago? I was a junkie five years ago.

The self-professed 'baddest man on the planet' did not expect to see his 40th birthday

The self-professed ‘baddest man on the planet’ did not expect to see his 40th birthday

‘I didn’t even think I could survive. Then I got introduced to animal and plant medicine.’

Tyson, 55, is happy with his new healthy lifestyle and now owns a 420-acre marijuana resort near Desert Hot Springs in California, where the drug is allowed for medical and recreational use.

He said: ‘Before you always read about me in the papers, doing something negative.

The 55-year-old returned to the ring for an exhibition fight with Roy Jones Jr last November

The 55-year-old returned to the ring for an exhibition fight with Roy Jones Jr last November

‘Now, what happened to that guy? You don’t see me partying anymore. That’s not my life anymore.

‘It’s hard to really articulate it from my perspective, but psychedelics helped me assume my relationship with God.

‘I don’t use it for recreation. I’m not a recreational user. This stuff is only done from a spiritual perspective.

‘We go to ceremonies, you know. We have to bear witness and be humble.’

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