‘We had Tyson on suicide watch’
BOXER’S WIFE REVEALS HIS PAIN
TYSON Fury’s wife today tells how she helped save the boxer from the brink of suicide.
The fighter amazed fans by getting up off the canvas twice during his world title fight with Deontay Wilder last weekend.
But it was no surprise for Paris Fury, as she had seen first hand how Tyson battled back from a far darker place – suicide watch.
At his lowest ebb the hulking 6ft
9in heavyweight, 30, came close to trying to end his life by crashing his Ferrari.
The pair, inset, have four children – and a fifth on the way.
In a brave interview, Paris,
28, said: “We basically had him on sucidie watch.
“Everything was, ‘What’s the point?’.
“And then he started going out drinking more and he was never happy.
“He was in severe depression. He didn’t see the point in living.”
Despite his heroic performance in LA, Fury was not declared the winner of last weekend’s match as it ended in a draw.
But his mood is far better than in November 2015 when he famously beat Ukrainian heavyweight king Wladimir Klitschko, 42, which triggered his downward spiral.
Paris said: “After he won the Klitschko fight to become world champion, Tyson was almost instantly depressed. It was like he was finished. He had completed boxing and it was over.” Fury’s illness got worse and his weight rose to 28 stone. He also started to use Class A drugs. Paris said: “I had no idea about the drugs. I knew he was drunk when he came home but I didn’t know about the other stuff.” As their relationship became more strained Paris, a traveller from Doncaster, south Yorks, considered walking out of the family home in Morecambe, Lancs. The turning point came when Fury nearly ended his life by deliberately crashing his Ferrari in October of last year.
She said: “He came home all teared up and told me he had been out in his Ferrari and he was seriously going to ram the car off the road.” After his close call, Fury, known as the “Gypsy King” started training again and he sought the help of counsellors.
Paris hid the news that she had suffered a miscarriage from her husband until after his August comeback.
She proudly said of her man: “He’s defied the odds yet again. I always knew he’d get back to the top of the game.
“I’ve got my husband back now.”
■ ROUGH RIDE: Paris helped Fury, inset, back to top