Tyson Fury’s wife Paris has laid bare her husband’s struggles with his mental health.
The former heavyweight world champion has suffered from depression from an early age and in 2016 became addicted to drink and drugs following his win over Wladimir Klitschko.
Fury even considered suicide but eventually sought help and lost 10 stone before returning to the ring in 2018, a year which culminated in a controversial draw with Deontay Wilder .
The heavyweights will renew their rivalry in Las Vegas this weekend but in the second part of Fury’s documentary, it is clear he still has dark days.
He attempts to book a holiday to Marbella for his family, including his five children, but struggles to do it online.
Fury eventually succeeds but just days later cancels the trip.
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“We’ve lost so many flights and holidays,” says a disappointed Paris. “Tyson’s always had this split personality where one minute he’s high and the next he’s low.
“He was diagnosed; bipolar was mentioned, schizophrenia was mentioned; it’s like living with Droopy and a Smurf, you don’t know which one you’re going to get.”
Days later Fury cancelled the trip and locked himself in his wagon ( Image: ITV)
“I’ve got a good routine of going to the gym every day and it keeps me mentally well,” he says on the documentary. “I don’t take medicines or pills, my medicine is the gym.”
Fury burst into the public consciousness before and after his win over Klitschko but struggled to deal with the pressures of fame.
His dad John adds: “He’s living in a different world now, he’s living in a world where millionaires are living.
“With him having the money, he thought, ‘Where do I go from here?’ and he got depressed because he had time to think about it.
“When you’re thinking about where the next meal is coming from, feeding your kids and keeping them warm you don’t have time to be down.”