Mike Tyson, the boxing legend, was seen being pushed in a wheelchair and holding a cane at Miami International Airport on Tuesday as he battles back problems.
Tyson, 56, was dressed all in white, from his Nike polo shorts and shirt to his New Balance sneakers. Employees at the airport were seen rolling the former heavyweight champion about.
Former heavyweight boxing champion Mike Tyson’s health failing him and says his ‘expiration date may come really soon’— Zedbugs (@Zedbugs1) August 17, 2022
Mike Tyson is pictured in a wheelchair at Miami Airport, raising new fears for his health amid problems with sciatica. pic.twitter.com/ITHHAwfJQK
Tyson is reportedly suffering from a back problem. In July, he was seen walking with a cane in New York City.
“He’s dealing with a sciatica flare-up. Nothing serious. Just an occupational hazard for an athlete like Mike,” a source told TMZ Sports at the time.
Tyson also hit the headlines in July when he discussed dealing with dying.
“We’re all going to die one day, of course,” Tyson said. “Then, when I look in the mirror and I see those little spots on my face, and I say, ‘Wow. My expiration date is coming close. Really soon.’”
Tyson’s remarks were part of a larger discussion on the podcast, in which Tyson stated that money was meaningless to him.
At the age of 20, Tyson became boxing’s youngest heavyweight champion, going 50-6 in his career.