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Tyson Fury Opening Up About His Brave Battle With Depression Is So Important

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Tyson Fury Opening Up About His Brave Battle With Depression Is So Important

A candid Tyson Fury revealed how close he came to suicide after dealing with mental health issues.

During an appearance on the Joe Rogan Experience, the 30-year-old Brit spoke about how his demons caught up to him only a couple of weeks after his spectacular victory over Wladimir Klitschko in 2015.

"I hit the drink, I hit the drugs and I was out all night with the women of the night," he said.

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"I just wanted to die and I wanted to have fun doing it. But when the drink wears off, it just leaves you with a bad hangover and even worse depression.

"When you have a goal in mind from being a child -- and you achieve it... I was lost. I didn't know what to do.

"When I was an amateur, I used to watch Wladimir Klitschko on TV and he was my target; when I beat him, that was my [Mount] Everest."

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Fury added: "I tried retiring, but it wasn't enough. I tried golfing, clay pigeon shooting, 4x4-ing, strip clubs, but I had an emptiness inside.

"I had never taken a drug until I was 27. Cocaine was the usual one, cocaine and alcohol. I look back on it now and I think, 'Would I change that?' But I wouldn't. I wouldn't change a thing because I knew it had to happen.

"I was waking up and didn't want to be alive. I was making everyone's life a misery: no-one could talk any sense into me at all.

"I would get very, very low at times and start thinking these crazy thoughts. I bought a brand-new Ferrari convertible in the summer of 2016."

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"I was in it on the highway and at the bottom, I got the car up to 190mph and heading towards a bridge.

"I didn't care about nothing: I just wanted to die so bad. I gave up on life, but as I was heading to the bridge, I heard a voice saying, 'No, don't do this, Tyson; think about your kids, your family, your sons and daughter growing up without a dad.'

"Before I turned into the bridge, I pulled on to the motorway. I didn't know what to do: I was shaking, I was so afraid.

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"I said I'd never think about taking my own life again."


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Topics: Tyson Fury, joe rogan, Boxing, Fight News, Deontay Wilder, Wladimir Klitschko

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