EL SEGUNDO, Calif. — Mike Tyson said he has been vaccinated for COVID-19, but the legendary boxer seemed compelled to share something about his decision to take the shot.
Tyson told USA Today Sports during an interview at his cannabis company, “I didn’t volunteer it. I’m a little apprehensive of it. I got beaten up a lot for doing this because I travel internationally. We don’t travel, we don’t eat.
“So I decided to take the risk and take the shot. And people, they have their own choice. I’ve never been sick.”
Tyson, 55, said he thought he might have had COVID-19 at one point “because I was coughing a lot and I was in this place with a lot of people. All day I was just coughing, throwing up water, so I was dehydrated.”
But the symptoms passed, he said.
“I may have caught it, but I feel great now,” he said. “I feel really good. Best I’ve ever felt.”