Tyson Fury Chases Down Teen For Candid Conversation About Mental Health
Tyson Fury has always been open about his depression and is committed to helping others too. That much is clear from the video below - in which Tyson chases down a teenager from Milton Keynes to have a candid chat about mental health.
In the clip, which will air tonight in ITV documentary Tyson Fury: The Gypsy King, the WBC heavyweight champion is enjoying a day out with his kids in Lancaster when he's stopped by a teenage boy, Colby from Milton Keynes, who asks to have a photo with him.
Tyson happily poses for the photo, but after just a brief time in Colby's company he realises something might be wrong.
Colby explains he lives in Milton Keynes but his dad lives in Lancaster, leading Tyson to conclude he might be struggling with mental health issues if his parents are separated.
Tyson says in the clip: "That lad... he's here from Milton Keynes, probably his parents have split up. One lives down there, one lives up here.
"So I would say, just by speaking to him for two seconds, that he suffers from mental health problems of some sort.
"Which brings me to speak to him..."
Fury chases after Colby, catching up with him to have an open conversation about mental health.
Colby explains to Fury: "I went through a stage when I was depressed, it was hard for me growing up, my mum was a single parent."
Fury responds: "My parents split up and all that c***, whatever, it's not easy.
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"My advice would be, if boxing is what you're into it, get into that and put some good energy into it."
This isn't the first time Fury has helped someone suffering with their mental health. Last year, a stranger considering ending his life came to Fury's house and asked to speak to him.
Explaining what happened in an Instagram video, Fury said: "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."
Fury explained in a 2018 interview with TalkSport that he too came close to taking his own life.
He said: "I heard a voice saying: 'No, don't do this Tyson. Think about your kids, think about your family and your little boys and girls growing up with no father.
"And I thought that I'll never ever try or think about taking my life ever again."
The final episode of Tyson Fury: The Gypsy King airs tonight at 9pm on ITV. You can catch up with the whole series on the ITV Hub.
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