Tyson Fury 'Stopped A Stranger From Killing Himself', Took Him On 3-Mile Run
Tyson Fury says he stopped a stranger from killing himself after he came to his house.
The former heavyweight world champion has famous battled mental health and depression and very nearly drove himself to suicide.
And so when a random bloke turned up on his doorstep and informed Fury he was on the verge of ending his life, the undefeated boxer felt he had to do something and so took him out running.
"Tonight I've had a strange experience," the 31-year old said on his Instagram story.
:speaking_head:️ Tyson Fury: "I had a random stranger come to my house tonight, told me he was about to commit suicide, but he needed to speak to me first before he did it..."- Michael Benson (@MichaelBensonn) December 3, 2019
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"I'm very humbled in one way but very freaked out in another. A random stranger came to my house tonight and told me he was about to commit suicide but that he needed to speak to me first before he did it.
"So obviously me being me talked him out of it and took him on a three mile run. He left as happy as Larry and it seems to have worked.
"To all those people out there suffering from mental health problems, please do not take your own life.
"It will get better, I promise you. There is help around the corner, please seek medical advice immediately and you will return to what you once were.
"It ain't over, it wasn't over then and it ain't over now. Come on people don't give up; keep fighting and never say die.
'Like I got up in round 12 against Wilder, keep getting up no matter how many times it puts you down, keep going forward because we never surrender."
In his time away from the ring after his famous win over Wladimir Klitschko in Germany, Fury ballooned to 28 stone and it looked like he was done boxing.
Fury told The Joe Rogan Experience he had "almost three years of being unhappy" and came close to commiting suicide when he got his Ferrari up to 190mph and headed towards a bridge in 2016.
But the Gypsy King says he heard a voice in his head telling him not to do it and slowly but surely got himself back on the mend.
Putting absolutely everything into his training with Ben Davison, the weight dropped off Fury and he made his return to the ring with easy victories against Sefer Seferi and Francesco Pianeta before he put on a masterclass against the undefeated WBC world champion Deontay Wilder in Los Angeles a year ago.
Like many fans watching around the world, Fury felt he was denied the biggest comeback in boxing history, but the way in which he miraculously recovered from a brutal hit from boxing's hardest hitter in the 12th round was a visual representation of his comeback in life.
Fury has become a brilliant campaigner for mental health and spreading the word around the stigma. His journey gives hope to anyone out there suffering.
Don't suffer in silence. It's okay not to be okay, and it's also okay to reach out for help when dealing with mental health.
Find support at the following organisations below.
CALM: 0800 585 858 (outside London: 0808 802 5858); Mind: 0300 123 3393; Papyrus: 0800 068 41 41; Samaritans: 116 123.