Mike Tyson Admits He’s ‘A Vicious Alcoholic’

Mike Tyson Admits He's 'A Vicious Alcoholic'Former heavyweight boxing superstar Mike Tyson opened up about his sobriety and a 30-year beef with Teddy Atlas in an emotional press conference following his debut as a promoter on ESPN Friday Night Fights, according to FightNetwork.com.

‘Lying to everybody’

The 47-year-old responded with a lengthy soliloquy that ultimately led him to discuss his sobriety. Tyson’s comments regarding his ongoing disagreement with Atlas and his recovery quickly transitioned into an admission about his drug and alcohol abuse when he told media that he had been sober for less than a week:

I haven’t drank or took drugs in six days, and for me that’s a miracle. I’ve been lying to everybody else that think I was sober, but I’m not. This is my sixth day. I’m never gonna use again.

‘On the verge of dying’

Tyson, who described himself as “a vicious alcoholic on the verge of dying,” added that he wants to be forgiven by Atlas and others and hopes he can change his life for the better.

Since retiring from the sport, Tyson has given Hollywood a shot, making several cameo appearances in The Hangover film series. Tyson also stars in his own one-man Broadway show titled Mike Tyson: Undisputed Truth.

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Source: Patrick Clarke | Bleacher Report

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Mom’s Embrace Pulls Baby Out Of Coma

It’s a parent’s worst nightmare. Baby Adam was born a healthy 7 lbs 3 oz, but the next day he began to have violent seizures. Soon, the newborn slipped into a coma. Doctors advised his parents to say goodbye, but now, a little more than year later, he’s taking his first steps.

Baby Adam had contracted meningitis caused by Group B streptococcal septicemia (GBS), a disease that often goes undetected in pregnant women and can be passed to newborns during labor or delivery. If babies survive the infection, they can be left with serious disabilities including vision and hearing loss and cerebral palsy.

Doctors prepared the family for the worst and a midwife said they should take final photographs. While their child struggled on life support, Charlotte Cheshire and her husband Chris were only able to stroke his arm or leg. Finally, a week after he was born, mom was allowed to hold him close against her skin. The baby blinked eyes open for the first time since becoming sick.

“The moment he opened his eyes was incredible,” says mom. “I knew that if he was waking up, he would survive.” Adds dad, “Adam is our miracle. He just refused to give up.”

Despite having suffered a full pelvic split during labor (where the bones of the pelvis separate) and being in great pain herself, for the next three days, Charlotte Cheshire sat holding Adam in her arms for 12 hours a day. “Kangaroo care,” or close skin-to-skin contact with a parent, can help regulate babies’ breathing and temperature. There have been other documented cases in which a seemingly lifeless baby has been revived by a mother’s embrace. After three weeks in the neonatal unit, an MRI showed that Adam’s brain injury had healed and he was allowed to go home.

Do you believe that a mother’s touch can really bring life? Were you inspired by Baby Adam’s story of survival? Share with us other true-to-life similar stories in the comment box below!

Source: Yahoo News

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