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Mike Tyson, 47, revealed during a press conference that he is is suffering from substance addiction and on the “verge of dying,” reports TMZ.com.

“I wanna change my life, I wanna live a different life now. I wanna live my sober life. I don’t wanna die. I’m on the verge of dying, because I’m a vicious alcoholic,” said Tyson.

Tyson’s reps say: “Unfortunately Mike has made some mistakes recently but fortunately he now recognizes them and is willing to fight his way back to the road of recovery.”