NEW YORK (WFAN) — Mike Tyson is a good friend of WFAN’s “Boomer & Carton” show, so it was a shock when the boxing great said last month that he was “on the verge of dying” due to substance abuse problems.
Now 34 days sober, Tyson hopes it’s all behind him — for good. He joined Boomer Esiason and Craig Carton on Wednesday to talk about his battle to steer clear of drugs and alcohol, though Tyson says most of his troubles really came after hitting the bottle.
“I never get in trouble when I’m on drugs,” Tyson said. “I only got in trouble when I was drinking, so that’s why drinking is really bad for me.”