The former world heavyweight champion, Mike Tyson, disclosed that he is suffering from sciatica, a rare health condition, after photos of him in a wheelchair circulated online.


Concerns about Tyson’s health were questioned last month when photos from an airport showed him seated on a  wheelchair and with a walking stick.

In contrast, Tyson aimed to debunk health-related rumors in a recent interview with Newsmax TV.

“My sciatica flares up from time to time. I’m unable to even speak when it flares up. Thank God, it’s my only health issue. Right now, I’m great “he stated.

“Everyone in my family is truly blessed, and we are all very appreciative for what we have.”