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LOOSE Women panelist Paris Fury has said finding out husband Tyson was "abusing drugs" was one the "lowest points" in her life.
The mother-of-five helped her boxer beau, 33, back from the brink of suicide as he battled drink, drugs and depression after his famous win over Wladimir Klitschko in 2015.
Reflecting on the tumultuous period, Paris admitted she was "unaware" that the sport star was battling drug and alcohol abuse problems until she learned about it in the media.
She told OK! Magazine: "It was one of the lowest points. At that time, for the full two or three years it was going on, I was pregnant and having children.
"It was very publicised what Tyson was going through. At the time, I didn't even know some of the things that were going on with him.
"When it went in the newspaper that he was abusing drugs, it was something I was unaware of. And then we went through all the times of him having suicidal thoughts.
"Tyson would come in at times and say, 'I'm not going to be here much longer, I can't take any more'."
Fortunately, Tyson overcame his demons
The Gypsy King has frequently spoken about his demons, claiming he drove his Ferrari towards a bridge at 190mph in a desperate bid to end his life – despite being at the pinnacle of the fight game.
Previously Paris revealed how she helped save her husband by refusing to quit on him in his darkest hour.
Paris told the Mirror in 2020: "I thought, ‘do you bail on someone you love? Do you let them deal with it themselves and let them crash and burn?’
“Tyson never quit on me and the children, and we didn’t quit on him. We’re together and we’re going through it together as a team.”
Fury revealed things got so bad at one stage he popped to the shops in Morecambe and woke up in New York.
Paris added the incredible heavyweight win over the Ukrainian was the tipping point for husband Tyson.
She said: "After that he was almost instantly depressed. I could see the next day something wasn’t right. He wasn’t talking like he is now, a normal happy person.
“It was like he was finished. He had completed boxing and it was over. He was saying ‘I’m never gonna top this’. The drive wasn’t there any more. Something else had taken over."
Slowly but surely, Paris and the family tried to bring Fury back from the brink, but things began to spiral, as Tyson's weight ballooned to 28 stone and he turned to Class A drugs.
Paris went on to say Fury's desperate actions – in trying to run his Ferrari off the road at high speeds – was a major turning point.
Another major step came just days later – on Halloween – when Tyson decided to pack in the booze.
Months later, Tyson managed to pull off one of sports greatest ever comebacks as he returned to the ring in 2018 when he fought Sefer Seferi.
The sports star has since gone on to win five more fights – most recently against Deontay Wilder earlier this month in Las Vegas.
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