Mike Tyson reassures fans after sparking concern during ‘uncomfortable’ Good Morning Britain interview

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Mike Tyson appeared on Good Morning Britain for an interview with Piers Morgan and Susanna Reid on Tuesday morning, but the famous boxer sparked concern as he appeared to slur his words.

Popping up on the screen, the star, who appeared live from Los Angeles, started touching his head and breathing heavily during his chat with the famous presenters, as well as slurring his words while talking.

At one point, Mike had his eyes closed and dropped his head while listening to Piers’ questions.

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The former heavyweight champion, 54, has since offered an explanation for his behaviour during the Good Morning Britain interview.

In a tweet shared a few hours after his appearance, Mike wrote: “Hey mate @piersmorgan and UK. I tried to stay up late for interview but fell asleep and like a lion I'm hard to wake once asleep.

“Training hard and going to bed early. I had no monitor so I couldn't see you guys and forgot to look into camera.”

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Mike appeared on the show to discuss coming out of retirement to fight Roy Jones Junior.

Piers began the interview by asking: “Why do you want to do this?” to which Mike replied: “I just want to do this, I plan on doing this for a charity exponent and I think I am capable of doing that, and that's what I want to do.”

Piers then asked the boxer how he felt and whether he was “in the kind of nick [he] was in 15 years ago?”

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The boxer replied: "Pretty much, I am just ready to do this, I feel really good, I am ready to do this."

However during the interview viewers became concerned as Mike appeared out of sorts.

Taking to Twitter, one person penned: “ @piersmorgan are you just going to gloss over that disaster of an interview with mike Tyson and pretend it just didnt happen……? #gmb”

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While another added: “Wow Mike Tyson on #GMB this morning looked punch drunk. Had he got rid of his demons yet ? #Piersmorgan".

A third coined the interview as “awkward viewing,” adding: “Mike Tyson did not sound a well man. #GMB.”

And another penned: “#gmb#goodmorningbritain Oh dear, Mike's not all there. He must have forgotten he was coming on TV! They need to wrap up this interview ASAP."

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