MIKE TYSON has admitted he was HIGH on cannabis before his famous bust-up with a fan on a plane.
The 56-year-old was filmed repeatedly punching Melvin George Townsend III on a JetBlue flight in April.
And Iron Mike has now confessed he had turned up for the flight from San Francisco to Miami straight after being in the midst of 60,000 people smoking cannabis.
Videos on social media at the time showed Townsend appearing to goad Tyson before the melee, and it was also claimed he threw a water bottle at Tyson.
Speaking on the incident, Tyson told Piers Morgan Uncensored he couldn’t take any more after being provoked by Townsend.
He said: “First of all, I came from this place called Hippie Hill, 60,000 people were there smoking cannabis.
“So by the time I’m on the plane, I’m hungry, high and tired ok. And this guy keeps antagonising me.
“And then I came to my senses and kicked his f***king ass.
“I’m only joking. I wish I did kick his ass. My bodyguard jumped on top of him.”
Former world heavyweight champion Tyson revealed he can’t “play like that anymore” because his wife, Lakiha Spicer, is worried he’s going to get “cancelled”.
The pair got married in 2009, and Iron Mike admitted Spicer, 45, does her best to keep him under control.
Speaking on people antagonising him, Tyson said: “[There are] quite a few but I’ve only had to put my hands on one.
“Listen, I can’t play like that anymore or my wife gets mad. She doesn’t like my sense of humour. She thinks I’m going to get cancelled or some s**t.”
And Tyson confessed being around his wife means he keeps out of trouble… for the most part.
He continued: “I think she thinks she keeps me out of trouble. I’m always with her, so that’s why I’m not in trouble.”
When asked if he’d dish out more punishment if his wife wasn’t around, Tyson said: “No, I don’t believe in that. My wife always says to be nice when I go outside, so I would take that advice and be nice.”
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