Sources at abcnews are reporting that Mike Tyson is now on Broadway.  The former Heavyweight champ and controversial personality is doing a limited engagement one-man show about his life, called “Mike Tyson: The Undisputed Truth.” At a press conference Monday announcing the show, Tyson described “The Undisputed Truth” as the raw tale of his life. “It’s about me being on stage and being pretty raw.  Not necessarily raw in a vulgar sense … I’m just naked and vulnerable, and I’m just telling you who I am and where I’m from and how this happened and how I lose all this damn money and how I had all these children and how I go to prison and, you know, you know what happened guys, right?” he said. The show will run six times between July 31 and Aug. 5.

“Mike Tyson: The Undisputed Truth” is already drawing celebrities in like 50cent and Kanye West shown below backstage at the one man show.

 

Spike Lee makes his Broadway directorial debut with “The Undisputed Truth.”  At Monday’s press conference, Lee discussed how brave he thinks Tyson is for doing the show.

“It takes courage to get into the ring, but it takes courage to get onto the stage,” Lee said. “Denzel’s not playing Mike, it’s not Sam Jackson. It’s Mike Tyson, in person, on stage. That takes a lot of courage.”

So what will audiences learn when they see the show?

“They’ll find out that my mother is a prostitute, my father’s a pimp and I come from a real, um, this — I don’t know what — the sex worker world and stuff, you know.  That’s why I look at the world from a different perspective than most people when I was a young kid,” Tyson said.

Tyson continues, “This is just me and my wife wanted to do — this is what we decided to do after I gave up using drugs and being a pig and stuff, right, so this is what we decided we were going to [live] on this kind of level.  Just keep it moving and doing positive things.”

 

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