Following the publication of photos showing him confined to a wheelchair due to a rare condition known as sciatica, Mike Tyson has spoken out about his health situation.

Following the publication of pictures of the former heavyweight champion using a wheelchair while in public late last month, fans were left with concerns regarding his health. There were also photographs that showed Tyson utilizing a walking stick for support.

Since then, he has addressed the rumors that have been circulating about his health by giving an interview to Newsmax.

“I have sciatica every now and then, it flares up,” he said.”When it flares up, I can’t even talk! Thank God it’s the only health problem I have. I’m splendid now. Everybody in my house is truly blessed and we’re all very grateful for whatever we have.”

This condition has significant repercussions for the nervous system in the body, and in particular for the nerve endings that are located in the back. It would appear that the fact that he has spent his entire life in the ring is starting to take its toll on his physical health.

After Mike’s back problems began to affect his performance in the ring in 2005, he decided it was time to call it quits on his career as a heavyweight. And it would appear that the problems have surfaced once more; this time, they have rendered him unable to speak and have confined him to a wheelchair.

“We’re all gonna die one day of course. Then, when I look in the mirror, I see those little spots on my face,” he said. “I say, ‘Wow. That means my expiration date is coming close, really soon.’”

Despite the fact that Tyson supposedly called it quits in the boxing ring 17 years ago, he made his comeback in the ring in 2020 when he fought Roy Jones Jr. in an exhibition match. However, the outcome of the match was a letdown overall because it was a draw.