Former heavyweight champion of the world posted a video to the Irish singer in reply to her harrowing Facebook clip
TYSON FURY has reached out to troubled Irish singer Sinead O’Connor over their shared battles with mental illness.
The Nothing Compares to You pop star posted a worrying video on Facebook earlier in the week detailing her three mental illnesses and desperate loneliness.
In response, the former heavyweight champion of the world reached out to her with a social media clip of his own.
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The retired fighter said: “Hi this is Tyson Fury, former undisputed heavyweight champion of the world, and this is a special message to Sinead O’Connor
“I recently watched one of your heart-breaking videos, where you talked about mental health problems, being alone and feeling like you wasn’t a role model and it wasn’t your fault and no one is there.
“I’ve recently been going through a lot of it myself Sinead, and you’re not alone – there’s a lot of people out there that go through the same thing.
“Like you say, ‘millions of people around the world suffer with this,’ mental health problems is one of the worse things that anyone can have.
“No matter how successful or rich you become, mental health will always bring you down.
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“And it always give someone a right to write you off, for whatever reason.
“But I’m here if you need me, Tyson Fury, get someone to contact me, I’d like to speak to you.”
In a 12-minute video on her Facebook page, O’Connor tearfully explaining she has been suicidal for the past two years.
As early as 2011, long before he stunned the world with a win over Wladimir Klitschko in adopted German home, Fury revealed he faced inner demons.
And once he dethroned the lineal champion he plunged down a dark spiral that eventual cost him his boxing licence, his belts and his fitness.
For confidential support on mental health call the Samaritans on 116 123, email [email protected] or attend a local Samaritans branch.
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