‘Iron Mike’ Suffers Mid-Air Emergency

Mike Tyson

(5MinNewsBreak.com) – Former heavyweight boxing champion Mike Tyson, also known as “Iron Mike,” experienced a health emergency – described as a “medical scare” – while on a flight from Miami to Los Angeles this past Sunday.

The incident was confirmed by his representatives to The New York Post on Monday.

“Thankfully Mr. Tyson is doing great,” his representatives communicated via email.

“He became nauseous and dizzy due to an ulcer flare-up 30 minutes before landing. He is appreciative to the medical staff that were there to help him,” they added.

In Touch Weekly initially reported the alarming event, describing it as an “apparent medical scare.”

“Mike had some kind of medical emergency on the plane and paramedics boarded,” a source informed the outlet.

“Before the paramedics arrived the flight issued an announcement asking for a doctor — the message even came on everyone’s screens,” the source added.

The specifics of whether Tyson, aged 57, was escorted off the flight remain unclear.

The flight had already been delayed by two hours in Miami.

Tyson’s representatives indicated that the delay was due to an issue with the air conditioning system rather than a need for medical attention for Tyson.

Approximately 30 minutes prior to the aircraft’s arrival in Los Angeles, passengers were alerted by an announcement requesting medical professionals.

The medical incident resulted in a 25-minute delay for passengers disembarking from the plane.

“He was in first class, but we were in an exit row and the stewardess was very chatty. They asked us to stay on the plane and landed so paramedics could enter,” a source relayed to In Touch Weekly.

“She said something like, ‘He’s a really important passenger so we wanna make sure he’s OK.’ I knew it was him, but I just mouthed the words’ Mike Tyson’ and she nodded her head yes,” the source said further.

Tyson, who will be turning 58 next month, is set to fight Jake Paul on July 20 in Dallas, marking his return to the ring.

The last official match Tyson participated in was in June 2005, but he fought Roy Jones Jr. to a draw in an exhibition match in November 2020.

Earlier this month, Tyson declared his intention to defeat Paul in a bout officially sanctioned by the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulations as a heavyweight match. His preparations have included abstaining from sex and marijuana.

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