Mike Tyson revealed he supposedly ‘died’ while tripping after taking psychedelic ‘Toad Venom’ – and insisted that ‘death is ‘beautiful’.
Tyson is a keen advocate on cannabis and has been selling products since 2016 via his Tyson Hollistic label.
The former heavyweight champion returned to the ring for an exhibition clash with Roy Jones Jr. and there are reports the 55-year-old could fight YouTube star Logan Paul in February.
Earlier this week, Tyson attended a conference dedicated to psychedelics, microdosing and medicine in Miami.
The American revealed the psychedelic ’Toad Venom’ drug inspired him to make the in-ring comeback against Jones Jr.
The toad, a Mexican amphibian named Bufo alvarius, is commonly known as the Sonoran Desert Toad and spends seven months of the year living underground.
When it is active, the toad’s venom can be smoked to produce a short psychoactive trip and has been used in traditional healing rituals for many years.
Tyson said he experienced a heavy trip when he tried the psychedelic.
“I ‘died’ during my first trip,” ‘Iron Mike’ told The Post at Wonderland.
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“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 also revealed he discovered the drug when he was 100lbs overweight and out of shape while drinking and take drugs profusely.
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“I did it as a dare,” he recalled. “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 reportedly earns approximately £500,000 per month through a cannabis business that offers premium marijuana strains, edibles and extracts.
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