Mike Tyson in The HangoverFormer Heavyweight Champion Mike Tyson has revealed the reason he agreed to play himself in last summer's box-office smash 'The Hangover': to feed his out-of-control drug habit.

Tyson spoke to ESPN Radio Las Vegas recently, during which he discussed his part in the film, and let's just say his answers are a bit bizarre, to say the least.

Regarding 'The Hangover,' Tyson said, "I was doing that to supply my drug habit. I'm sorry I'm coming at you guys like this ... I said, 'Wow, This is going to be really good. We're going to sell this stuff on 42nd street on bootleg and make a lot of money.' This is my best thinking on drugs ... It wasn't that way. It was an international success." Mike Tyson in The HangoverFormer Heavyweight Champion Mike Tyson has revealed the reason he agreed to play himself in last summer's box-office smash 'The Hangover': to feed his out-of-control drug habit.

Tyson spoke to ESPN Radio Las Vegas recently, during which he discussed his part in the film, and let's just say his answers are a bit bizarre, to say the least.

Regarding 'The Hangover,' Tyson said, "I was doing that to supply my drug habit. I'm sorry I'm coming at you guys like this ... I said, 'Wow, This is going to be really good. We're going to sell this stuff on 42nd street on bootleg and make a lot of money.' This is my best thinking on drugs ... It wasn't that way. It was an international success."

Was he planning to sell bootleg copies of his own film? We're not sure. What we do know, however, is that Tyson is already planning to return for the sequel. Director Todd Phillips recently said: "I've got to find something for him, because he's been texting me. I've got to figure it out. We're going to find something for Mike."

Also in the interview with ESPN, Tyson discussed what it was like weighing 350lbs and, again, his response was less than ordinary: "It was hard to wipe my butt," he said. "I was sweating like some kind of guy from a moon project or something. It was crazy... All the clothes you see me with now are clothes that I had 15, 20 years ago."

Moon project?! Nope, we don't know what he means either
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