Tyson Fury: I was a lot happier when I wasn’t champ, I don’t know if I’ll see out the year
In an interview on Tuesday with Rolling Stone Magazine, Tyson Fury has raised another considerable alarm about his current mental state.
The heavyweight champion has been showing signs of bipolar, depression and metanoia since calling off his rematch with Wladimir Klitschko for a second time last month and admits he may not be around much longer if things continue as they are.
“I was a lot happier when I wasn’t the world champion because people wasn’t giving me as much shit,” Fury explained to Rolling Stone’s Stayton Bonner.
“People wasn’t wanting me to do all these bad things so much. Listen I’ve been pushed to the brink. I can’t take no more.
“I’m in a hospital at the moment. I’m seeing psychiatrists. Everything. They say I’ve got a version of bipolar. I’m a manic depressive. All from what they’ve done to me. All this shit through boxing, through taking titles, through writing me off. I beat the best man but I’m still shit.
“I used to love boxing when I was a kid. It was my life. All the way through it was my life. You finally get to where you need to be and it becomes a big mess. And that’s it. I hate boxing now. I wouldn’t even go across the road to watch a world title fight. That’s what it’s done to me. I don’t even want to wake up. I hope I die every day. And that’s a bad thing to say when I’ve got three children and a lovely wife isn’t it? But I don’t want to live anymore. And if I could take me own life – and I wasn’t a Christian – I’d take it in a second. I just hope someone kills me before I kill me self. I’ll have to spend eternity in hell.
“I’m in a very bad place at the moment. I don’t know whether I’m coming or going. I don’t know what’s going to happen to me. I don’t know if I’m going to see the year out to be honest.
“I am seeing help, but they can’t do nothing for me. What I’ve got is incurable. I don’t want to live. All the money in the world, fame and glory, means nothing if you’re not happy. And I ain’t happy. I’m very far from it,” he stated.
Fury, 28, is awaiting news of a possible ban from the UK Anti-Doping Agency and sanctions over his cocaine use, whilst rival Klitschko is being linked to facing Anthony Joshua for the IBF title.