‘Iron’ Mike Tyson Suffers ‘Medical Emergency’ During Cross-Country Flight Ahead of Jake Paul Fight

Tyson was said to have become dizzy and nauseous during a flight from Miami to Los Angeles

Mike Tyson
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Two months before his return to the boxing ring, legendary pugilist ‘Iron’ Mike Tyson suffered an “apparent medical scare” while on a cross-country flight embarking from Miami to Los Angeles.

“Thankfully Mr. Tyson is doing great,” Tyson’s representatives told The Post in an 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.”

In Touch Weekly was the first to report the incident, describing it as a “medical emergency” according to one source. 

“Mike had some kind of medical emergency on the plane and paramedics boarded. Before the paramedics arrived the flight issued an announcement asking for a doctor — the message even came on everyone’s screens.“

The flight from Miami was delayed from taking off for two hours with initial reports suggesting that Tyson’s medical emergency was to blame. However, the email to The Post clarified that the delay was due to an issue with air conditioning. 

“It’s false reporting that his medical attention caused the flight delay,” the email read. “This two-hour delay was due to an air conditioning issue on the aircraft.”

Passengers Were Asked to Stay Seated Upon Landing So Paramedics Could Tend to Mike Tyson

Nearly 30 minutes before the plane landed in Los Angeles, passengers were asked to remain in their seats to make it easier for paramedics to board the vessel and tend to the boxing icon.

“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 told 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.”

Tyson turns 58 next month, just a few short weeks before he straps on the eight-ounce gloves for his first professional boxing match since a 2005 loss to Kevin McBride. Overall, ‘Kid Dynamite’ is 50-6 with 44 of his wins coming by way of knockout. He reigned as the undisputed heavyweight world champion from 1987 to 1990.
In 2020, Tyson returned to the ring for an exhibition bout with Roy Jones Jr. The two fought to an eight-round draw. 
His boxing match against Jake Paul will headline a loaded card emanating from the 80,000-seat AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas on Saturday, July 20. 

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Transcription by The New York Post
Published on May 27, 2024 at 12:56 pm
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