'Hope he is alright': Fans worried as Mike Tyson SPOTTED in wheelchair with walking stick at Miami airport

'Hope he is alright': Fans worried as Mike Tyson SPOTTED in wheelchair with walking stick at Miami airport
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MIAMI, FLORIDA: Mike Tyson, the former heavyweight world champion, was spotted looking gloomy as he moved through a terminal at the Miami International Airport recently. Iron Mike, 56, was observed wheeling a wheelchair and holding a wooden stick. Even though Tyson was feeling weak at the airport, he still enjoyed the company of his admirers and even posed for pictures.

Tyson has apparently been battling a "sciatica flare-up" as previously reported by the DailyMail. He was last seen using a walking stick to enter a New York hotel just a few weeks before this encounter. There has been a significant amount of concern about Tyson's health in recent months.


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The concerns for the boxer's health began after Tyson claimed on his 'Hotboxin' podcast that he thinks he may pass away "really soon." He stated, "We're all gonna die one day of course. Then, when I look in the mirror, I see those little spots on my face. I say, 'Wow. That means my expiration date is coming close, really soon.'"


Many Twitter users reacted to Mike Tyson's wheelchair pictures, with one writing, "What happened?! He seemed just fine this past year!" Another added, "Looks like he's got a walking stick too. Hope Mike is alright. He recently said some crazy stuff about how he was gonna die soon."



Another wrote, making fun of an airline: "He has the Jet Blue Flu. The symptoms are crippled before boarding but it goes away quickly after plane lands." One user who appreciated Tyson's strength wrote, "In a elevator he’s still beat up 90% of the population 1 on 1."



Sciatica, which starts in the buttock/gluteal region, is a type of nerve pain brought on by irritation or injury to the sciatic nerve. Additionally, it may result in numbness, muscle weakness, and an unpleasant pins-and-needles sensation in your leg, foot, and toes, according to the Cleveland Clinic.


The Cleveland Clinic said that when you have sciatica, your leg typically feels more pain than your lower back does. Long periods of sitting or standing, getting up, and twisting your upper body may make the discomfort feel worse. The discomfort can also get greater if you make a rapid, forceful movement like coughing or sneezing.

In contrast, Tyson recently predicted the outcome of the Battle of Britain match between Tyson Fury and Anthony Joshua. "You know I love Joshua but I think Tyson Fury's too elusive and he's [Joshua] not gonna hit him. Listen we're keeping it honest right, I like Joshua a lot right, maybe he punches harder than [Deontay] Wilder – but he doesn't punch faster than Wilder," Tyson told Fight Hype TV.

Mike Tyson attends the Mike Tyson Cares & We 2 Matter Fundraiser on December 05, 2021 in Newport Beach, California.
Mike Tyson attends the Mike Tyson Cares & We 2 Matter Fundraiser on December 5, 2021, in Newport Beach, California (Phillip Faraone/Getty Images)

Tyson continued, "If he doesn't punch faster than a Wilder he's not going to f****** touch this guy and that's just what I see. He [Joshua] punches hard but he doesn't punch fast, if Tyson Fury can get away from Wilder’s fast punches – Joshua might be in trouble."

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