Tyson Fury Bumps Into Man Whose Life He Saved When He Talked Him Out Of Suicide
The Gypsy King told his Instagram followers how the stranger knocked on his door last December to tell him he was about to kill himself.
The 31-year-old ended up taking the man on a three-mile run and claims that he left him feeling 'as happy as Larry'.
Now he's knocked into him again during a morning walk on the beach in Morecambe, Lancashire, and documented the encounter on social media.
The WBC heavyweight said: "So I come down the beach for a coffee, and I meet this guy, again.
"Yeah, I found him this time. This is the guy that come into my house one night and was gonna commit suicide. I managed to talk him out of it and take him on a run.
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"And then this morning, I've come down to the beach for a coffee, and he don't even live in the area, and he's here. What a coincidence. How are you feeling today? No more suicidal thoughts?"
The unnamed man said: "I'm doing good, mate. No suicidal thoughts, just chilling, this is where my nan was scattered and that. Nice and relaxed, nice chill out place before I go back home."
Back on 2 December 2019, Fury explained the incident, saying: "So obviously, me being me, I talked me out of it and took him on a three-mile run. He left as happy as Larry and it seems to have worked.
"To all those people out there suffering from mental health problems, please do not take your own life.
"It will get better, I promise you. There is help around the corner, please seek medical advice immediately and you will return to what you once were.
"It ain't over, it wasn't over then and it ain't over now. Come on people don't give up; keep fighting and never say die.
"Like I got up in round 12 against Wilder, keep getting up no matter how many times it puts you down, keep going forward because we never surrender."
Fury has been very open about his own mental health problems, having previously revealed that he once came close to driving his Ferrari off the road while he was battling depression and drug addiction.
Taking some time off in 2016 and 2017, he became an advocate of 'smashing the stigma', which might explain why some look up to him as a role model.
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