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Mike Tyson: My 'Hangover' Appearance Was For Drug Money

First Posted: 08/02/10 02:43 PM ET Updated: 05/25/11 06:15 PM ET

Mike Tyson Espn Interview

Mike Tyson has been doing plenty of interviews recently. He called himself a pig in an interview with Details. He discussed his past addiction to cocaine and the club life with Sports Illustrated. On Sunday in an interview with ESPN Radio in Las Vegas, the former heavyweight champion continued to open up.

Tyson spoke about his role in the hit movie "The Hangover." "I was doing that to supply my drug habit," he said. He added that he planned on selling bootlegs of the movie, but instead it was an "international success."

Tyson also talked about how the death of his four-year-old daughter impacted his decision to become a vegan. "I wanted a different life. I felt like I was dying. I had an incident in life where I lost my four year old daughter in a tragic accident at home," Tyson said. "I don't know. I didn't want to live anymore. So I said, that in order to go there, I had to change my life."

You can listen to the entire interview here.

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