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Mike Tyson has been suffering from Sciatica.

The legendary boxer of 56 has spoken out about his health concerns after being photographed in a wheelchair with the walking stick in September and has also admitted that the times he struggled to talk when his rare illness “flares in the air”.

He said on Newsmax TV: “I have sciatica at times and it gets worse. When it gets worse I am unable to even speak! It’s a blessing that this is my only health issue I’m suffering from.

“I’m wonderful right at the moment. Everyone in my home is extremely blessed and we’re all extremely grateful for what we’ve been given.”

Sciatica can affect nerve endpoints throughout the body. It is believed that an ex-world champion has been dealing with issues that are related with his back.

It is caused when the sciatic nerve which runs between your lower back and into your feet. is compressed or inflamed however, although it generally improves within between four and six weeks, it may last for longer.

Tyson has been forced to withdraw from boxing in 2005 due back problems.

In the meantime, he has recently said that he may not be able to live.

On his own podcast ‘Hotboxin the host declared: “We’re all gonna die at some point, of course. And when I check my reflection I notice those tiny spots on my face..

“I say, ‘Wow. That’s a sign that the expiration of my contract is getting close and it’s going to be very soon.’ ”

Tyson has also said he keeps in shape by taking magic mushrooms each day, and also smoking cannabis.

He has previously stated: “Cannabis is good to train in my opinion. I wish I had been using cannabis back during my fights. I truly lost my place as an athlete’s view.

“But should I have smoked in my professional boxing days, I would not have been as in my fights.

“I also enjoy smoking a pipe before fighting. I consume psychedelics daily and mushrooms.”