‘I talked him out of it… he’s left as happy as Larry’: Tyson Fury reveals he convinced suicidal man not to take his own life by taking him on three mile run after the ‘random stranger’ turned up at his house asking to speak to him
- Tyson Fury has taken to Instagram to talk about a ‘strange experience’ he had
- The 31-year-old explained a stranger turned up at his front door on Monday
- He stated he was going to commit suicide, but Fury says he talked him out of it
- Fury has previously been open about his own battles with mental health issues
Tyson Fury has shared his surreal experience on Monday night of talking a complete stranger out of committing suicide.
The heavyweight boxer – who is preparing for a mouthwatering world title rematch with Deontay Wilder next February – took to Instagram to detail his encounter with the man who turned up at his doorstep.
Fury, whose own battles with mental health issues have been well documented, explained how he took him out for a run to help him and urged anyone suffering with depression to seek help.
Tyson Fury revealed he had a stranger turn up at his front door in an Instagram post on Monday
‘So tonight I’ve had a strange experience, very strange. I’m very humbled in one way, but very freaked out in another,’ he told his followers on Instagram.
‘A random stranger came to my house tonight and told me he was just about to commit suicide, but he needed to speak to me first before he did it.
‘So obviously me being me, I talked him out of it, took him on a three-mile run, he’s left as happy as Larry and it seems to have worked.
‘So for all those people out there who are suffering with mental health problems, please do not take your life. It’ll get better, I promise you.
The heavyweight boxer said he took the stranger out for a run after talking him out of suicide
‘There is help around the corner, please seek medical advice immediately and you’ll return to what you once were. It isn’t over then, it isn’t over now.
‘Come on people, don’t give up, keep fighting, never say die!
‘Like I got up in round 12 against (Deontay) Wilder, keep getting on, no matter how many times it puts you down, keep moving forward because we never surrender!’
Fury has always been open about his own battles with mental health problems.
The heavyweight boxer suffered from depression and did not fight for three years after taking Wladimir Klitschko’s world titles in 2015.
Tyson Fury is set to face Deontay Wilder in a rematch of their 2018 epic early next year
Speaking to the BBC last year, Fury confessed: ‘ I woke up every day wishing I would not wake up any more.
‘But I am living proof anyone can come back from the brink.
‘There is a lot of people out there suffering with mental health problems who think all their days will be grey, but life can improve again and you will start to enjoy the little things again.’