Yeah, ok. Former heavyweight boxing champion, Mike Tyson, ate 4g of Mushrooms during an interview on the Impaulsive podcast.
Admitting that magic mushrooms had “saved my life” while chatting to Logan Paul (ew), the 54-year-old, who was already smoking a joint, was handed the shrooms by Impaulsive co-host, Mike Majlak.
Needless to say, this may be one of the most chaotic Mike Tyson moments to date – except for the great ear-scapade of 1997.
The legendary boxer has spoken previously to Reuters of his psychedelic use when discussing his recent career comeback.
“Everyone thought I was crazy, I bit this guy’s ear off … I did all this stuff, and once I got introduced to the shrooms … my whole life changed,” Tyson explained.
The aforementioned guy is none other than fellow boxer, Evander Holyfield, who infamously had a part of his ear bitten off by Tyson during their 1997 fight.
Apparently, now his highs are of a different sort, which is much healthier for his mental and spiritual well-being.
“To think where I was – almost suicidal – to this now. Isn’t life a trip, man? It’s [magic mushrooms] amazing medicine, and people don’t look at it from that perspective,” Tyson said during the Impaulsive interview.
Tyson is no stranger to controversial behaviour as his career, and his life has been documented for all to see. In 1992, Tyson was sentenced to ten years in prison for rape; but was eventually let out after three years for good behaviour.
In his 2013 autobiography, Mike Tyson: Undisputed Truth (co-written with Larry Sloman), Tyson admitted that he was high off of drugs during many of his on-air fights, causing him to cheat during his drug tests.
“I was a full-blown cokehead,” Tyson wrote in his book. And towards the end of 2020, the sportsman was shown, on film, stuffing his face with mushrooms during his guest appearance on the Impaulsive podcast, a podcast hosted by social media star Logan Paul.
This #impaulsive podcast with @MikeTyson is probably my top 5 best things I’ve ever watched. The 4 grams of shrooms and the pigeon on the show definitely add to it. Amazing @mikemajlak @LoganPaul #miketyson
— Eric Elfstrom (@EricElfstrom) December 29, 2020
“I had to use my whizzer, which was a fake penis where you put in someone’s clean urine to pass your drug test,” Tyson once explained to a reporter for The Telegraph when asked how his drug use wasn’t caught.
Nowadays, not only is Tyson working on his comeback to boxing, but he’s also cashing into the world of magic mushrooms. The boxer has announced that he “has partnered with life science company Wesana” to promote the positive uses of shrooms.
“I believe this is good for the world,” Tyson says.
“If you put 10 people in a room that don’t like each other and give them some psychedelics, they’ll be taking pictures with each other.”
“Put 10 people in a room who don’t like each other and give them some liquor, and they’ll be shooting everybody. That’s real talk.”
“(Wesana) was on the same level of thinking that I was. They wanted to share this with the world. This is very limited, us doing this in these small ceremonies.”
Omg i ate an 1/8 of an oz of mushrooms so everything might be melting but I’m watching season one of @MidnightGospel so thank you @TitmouseInc and realized @MikeTyson and @duncantrussell need to sit down and do a #shroomcast. A podcast on magic mushrooms while on magic mushrooms.
— Saxon: Prophet of the Turtle God (@peacelovesaxon) May 30, 2021
Magic mushrooms have a history of being used for their hallucinogenic abilities. Each mushroom contains “0.2% to 0.4%” psilocybin, a chemical that causes hallucinogenic effects.
Ingested orally, the mushrooms can “be used as fresh or dried product”. However, despite their popularity amongst users, the growing and selling of magic mushrooms are strictly illegal in Australia and the United States.