• Ed Gaines

Mike Tyson Reveals Magic Mushrooms Saved His Life

Boxer Mike Tyson says psychedelics like psilocybin mushrooms saved his life and thinks magic mushrooms can change the world.


The former heavyweight boxing champion battled suicidal thoughts, which he says caused some of his insanely erratic public behavior.


Tyson told Reuters, “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.”



The boxer started using psilocybin mushrooms, and it changed his life. Tyson credits the hallucinogenic drug for helping him get rid of thoughts of suicide and getting his boxing career back on track.


“It’s scary to even say that,” Tyson said. “To think where I was – almost suicidal – to this now. Isn’t life a trip, man? It’s amazing medicine, and people don’t look at it from that perspective.”




Tyson is such a proponent of magic mushrooms that he wants to be a global spokesperson on the benefits of psilocybin mushrooms, which he says could change the world for the better.


He said, “I believe this is good for the world,” as magic mushrooms could make humans more empathetic. “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.”



Tyson teamed up with Wesana Health, a company researching how psychedelics could treat traumatic brain injury (TBI). Besides Tyson, Wesana touts that psilocybin mushrooms helped former NHL player Daniel Carcillo battle suicidal thoughts






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