Mike Tyson dead rumours spread online after boxing star revealed he almost died from taking 'toad venom'November 17, 2021
MIKE Tyson sparked death rumours after he revealed he almost died taking "toad venom".
The boxing star said he experienced how "death is beautiful" while taking the psychedelic drug – and searches for him rocketed.
"Mike Tyson dead" was trending online while Twitter erupted worried fans following an interview in which he claimed to have "died during my first trip".
One posted: "Man I seriously thought Mike Tyson was dead. My whole heart dropped."
Another said: "Bruh I thought Mike Tyson was dead for real, don't play with me like that."
The 55-year-old former champ told The Post at Wonderland: "In my trips I’ve seen that death is beautiful.
"Life and death both have to be beautiful, but death has a bad rep.
"The toad has taught me that I’m not going to be here forever. There’s an expiration date."
Tyson revealed he discovered the substance four years ago when he said he was 100lbs overweight and drinking and taking drugs heavily.
He added: "I did it as a dare. I was doing heavy drugs like cocaine, so why not?
"It’s another dimension. Before I did the toad, I was a wreck. The toughest opponent I ever faced was myself.
"I had low self-esteem. People with big egos often have low self-esteem. We use our ego to subsidise that. The toad strips the ego."
Tyson, famous for delivering a knockout punch, has previously told how taking the drug helped inspire his comeback to the ring.
And he has been selling cannabis products since 2016 through his Tyson Holistic label that are as potent as one of his uppercuts.
Last year the former heavyweight champion returned for an exhibition fight with Roy Jones Jr.
The ‘toad’ is Bufo alvarius, a Mexico amphibian, otherwise known as the Sonoran Desert Toad, and spends seven months each year living underground.
When it is active, its venom can be smoked to produce a short psychoactive trip and has long been used in traditional healing rituals.
This week Tyson attended a Miami conference dedicated to psychedelics, micro dosing and medicine and continued to sing the praises of it.
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