Tyson Fury reveals heart-to-heart talks with Robbie Williams over mental health helped him cope with 'paradise syndrome'

TYSON FURY has revealed a chat with Robbie Williams helped him through his mental health problems.

And Fury says that being caught in a downward spiral after hitting superb career heights was described as 'paradise syndrome' by the legendary musician.


The Gypsy King has struggled with mental health issues his whole live, and it almost came to a shuddering end when Fury considered killing himself in the summer of 2016.

The WBC heavyweight champ opened up how he drove his Ferrari towards bridge at 190mph in suicide attempt before he 'heard a voice' telling him not to do it.

Now, in a revealing interview with The Big Issue magazine, the 32-year-old has shed light on how a chat with the former Take That singer helped him understand his mental health.

The undefeated fighter said: "I struggled with mental health my entire life, until I got diagnosed with something that happened.

"I didn't know that there are so many people out there with the same issues and same problems and same feelings, until I saw a specialist to seek medical advice.

"I spoke to Robbie Williams about it and he calls it paradise syndrome. Same thing happened to him.

"He always wanted to be a rock star and famous; big, big recording artist and all that. And when he got it, he felt life wasn't worth living any more."

Williams has previously spoke about the 'disease in my head' and admitted he has contemplated suicide a number of times.


Fury's suicide attempt came just months after he had shocked the world by easily beating Wladimir Klitschko to become the unified heavyweight champion of the world.

In the revealing interview with The Big Issue Fury also sayscoronavirus restrictions put paid to him meeting Donald Trump and THE POPE.

Fury is believed to be in negotiations for an undisputed clash against Anthony Joshua next year.

But with the UK plunged into harsh new Covid-19 restrictions, the chances of it happening abroad are even higher.

Fury will be hoping he would be permitted to travel for that having missed out on meeting two other big hitters.

The 32-year-old said: "I was supposed to go and meet Donald Trump for lunch. But that got cancelled because of Covid.

"And I was supposed to meet the Pope, but that had to be rescheduled too.

"It’s quite a crazy feeling, to be honest, that these people will want to meet me. So I’ll take advantage of it.

"And, you know, maybe I could learn something from these people, even if I’m around them for 30 seconds. See how they are, how they act. Never stop learning.”

If you, or anyone you know, needs help dealing with mental health problems the Samaritans can be contacted on 116 123, or visit Mind’s website.  

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