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Booze, Drugs and Boxing Paris Fury speaks out about her husband’s partying lifestyle

Tyson Fury took a hiatus from boxing to deal with a mental health crisis


Paris and Tyson Fury

Paris and Tyson Fury

Paris and Tyson Fury

Paris Fury has spoken out about her husband’s partying lifestyle.

The 31-year-old married boxer Tyson Fury in 2008.

Appearing on the Parenting Hell podcast, Paris said his partying ways made her feel like she wanted to escape.

"There were times when I didn’t feel strong. There were times when I wanted to run away. There were times when I wanted to leave,” she told presenters Rob Beckett and Josh Widdicombe.

"I didn’t want to deal with the situation any more because obviously… I was the woman at home, and Tyson was out partying.”


Tyson Fury

Tyson Fury

Tyson Fury

The author said that she found out about his partying in the news.

"There was substance abuse I wasn’t aware of. I found out about it in the papers. I had all that to deal with.

"And to try and still put on a brave face. It was really hard at times.

"I just kept thinking: I don’t want to be here.

"But then I knew if I wasn’t there Tyson might not have been here today,” she said.

"I stayed and obviously we got through it together and that was our way of dealing with it.

“Everything he’s went through has made us stronger as a family and as a couple. But it was a very hard time for Tyson when he went through them problems.”

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When asked what Tyson was doing to prevent relapse, Paris said: “I think with mental health, it's something that’s always there. And I think that we recognise the symptoms more, Tyson recognises the symptoms himself now when he feels a bit low.

“He knows that exercise works for him, he knows that keeping a routine works for him.”

Tyson took a hiatus from the boxing ring in 2015 due to mental illness. During his hiatus, he self-medicated by bingeing on drugs, alcohol and food in order to “numb the pain.”

The Gypsy King was further diagnosed with Bipolar Disorder and lost his boxing license after failing a drug test.

He made his comeback to the ring in June 2018, fighting Sefer Seferi at Manchester Arena, and winning.

Paris and Tyson welcomed their sixth child, a baby girl, in August of this year. Athena was unwell during the first few weeks of her life and spent time in intensive care.

Tyson’s dad John told BT Sports that his granddaughter died for three minutes, but was put on ventilators to revive her.

The couple have two other daughters Venezuela and Valencia Amber, as well as three sons.

Their sons all share similar names: Prince John James, Prince Tyson II, and Prince Adonis Amaziah.

Discussing how she manages parenting when Tyson is away, Paris said she prefers to juggle it on her own.

“I do it on my own. I kinda have this thing, I don’t like getting help out of the family,” she explained.

“My mam will come and she’ll have a week with me or sometimes she’ll watch the kids when I go to see Tyson fight and that.

“I don’t really like to have strangers watch my kids.”

“It’s hard when he goes away,” she said.

“You at times are left as a single parent."

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