Tyson Fury admits he 'continues to battle on a daily basis' with mental health as he shares inspiring message with fans

TYSON FURY has bravely revealed he still struggles with his mental health on a daily basis.

The Gypsy King was struck down with depression after dethroning Wladimir Klitschko six years ago and went into a booze and drug-fuelled downward spiral.

Fury, 33, managed to pull himself out of the depths of depression with the help of his loved ones, although he admits he still battles with his demons every day.

In a heartfelt video reflecting on the anniversary of his dethroning of Klitschko, the Wythenshawe warrior said: "Happy anniversary to me.

"Six years ago today, The Gypsy King was born. I beat Wladimir Klitschko and became the unified heavyweight champion of the world.

"Soon after, I came down with mental health struggles.

"So no one is ever, ever, ever safe from mental health [struggle].

"No matter who you are or what you are.

"I had a long, long, long, hard battle and I continue to have a long hard battle on a daily basis."

Fan favourite Fury then sent a message of support to his followers going through their own struggles.

He continued: "So to anyone who is struggling out there today, this is your day.

"Be positive, be strong; never give up and always keep fighting.

"All the best to everybody. God bless, happy Sunday, all the best."

Fury recently teamed up with British boxing legend Frank Bruno to help smash the stigma around men opening up on their personal battles.


EVERY 90 minutes in the UK a life is lost to suicide.

It doesn't discriminate, touching the lives of people in every corner of society – from the homeless and unemployed to builders and doctors, reality stars and footballers.

It's the biggest killer of people under the age of 35, more deadly than cancer and car crashes.

Yet it's rarely spoken of, a taboo that threatens to continue its deadly rampage unless we all stop and take notice, now.

That is why The Sun launched the You're Not Alone campaign.

The aim is that by sharing practical advice, raising awareness and breaking down the barriers people face when talking about their mental health, we can all do our bit to help save lives.

Let's all vow to ask for help when we need it, and listen out for others… You're Not Alone.

If you, or anyone you know, needs help dealing with mental health problems, the following organisations provide support:

  • CALM, www.thecalmzone.net, 0800 585 858
  • Heads Together, www.headstogether.org.uk
  • Mind, www.mind.org.uk, 0300 123 3393
  • Papyrus, www.papyrus-uk.org, 0800 068 41 41
  • Samaritans, www.samaritans.org, 116 123

He said: “I feel like now a lot more people are coming out with mental health stuff.

"And it's smashing the stigma for mental health but the more people talk about it the more it will overcome all that.”

Fury is currently targeting a spring return to the ring following his sensational knockout of bitter rival Deontay Wilder last month.

He recently told IFL: “I thought I was going to be fighting Dillian Whyte but I don’t know what he has going on in his private life with the WBC.

“He has a court case going on and it’s kind of s***** because I know how long arbitrations can take because my own one with Deontay Wilder took 18 months.

“I hope he does not get caught in the long grass and I hope I don’t get forced into another fight like a voluntary defence.

“But I don’t care because they are all just work-outs for me, I will destroy them all like I have done all my life.

“It does not matter if it is Dillian Whyte, Dillian Blue or Dillian Grey.

"I am not interested in waiting around for other people, I will be fighting again in February, early March latest, defending my WBC heavyweight world title."

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