Mike Tyson is a formidable name. The former heavyweight boxing champion made a name for himself through sheer strength and grit, literally! However, fans of the 56-year-old recently grew worried when photos showed him at an airport in a wheelchair. The boxer quickly put his fans’ worries down, explaining that he has sciatica that causes him pain sometimes.
Fans’ worry about Mike Tyson’s health came to head when photos of him in a wheelchair and using a walking cane started making rounds on social media. To assuage their worry, Tyson quickly explained that having sciatica that flares up every now and then can make it painful to walk sometimes, making it even difficult to talk! Sciatica is a condition that affects people ages 30 to 50, who have had severe back injuries in the past. The pain from this condition runs all the way from the lower back to the feet. Mike Tyson is not the first boxer to suffer from this. UFC fighters Anderson Silva and Cain Velasquez also have this condition.
Mike Tyson’s Worries
Mike Tyson has stated that he feels very blessed with all that he has, and is grateful that apart from this condition, he remains in peak health. However, when talking on his podcast, Hotboxin’ With Mike Tyson, he once revealed that he feels like his time is very limited. According to him, he often looks at the spots on his face and thinks that his time is coming to a close. Tyson also spoke about the power of money, and how, despite having bucketloads of it, you can’t be saved by life’s regular problems and tragedies. Mike Tyson became the youngest-ever world heavyweight champion in 1986 when he beat all his competitors at just 20 years of age. Since then, Iron Mike has hung up his gloves and since 2005, shifted into the world of business.
Waiting tables can be tough to do, especially when it comes to carrying various plates. An experienced restaurant waiter of three years is showing people how it’s done when his fall went viral online. He fell to the floor as he carried four different plates and didn’t drop a single one.
A Waiter Goes Viral Online
As the video went viral and spread across the internet, many people referenced Peter Parker’s famous scene in Spiderman when he used his spidey powers for the very first time to save Mary Jane’s food tray.
The waiter that showed off his acrobatic skills was Jamie Shoebridge, who’s 24 years old. He was busy serving tables and running orders to customers during the afternoon rush when he stepped on peppercorn sauce and fell facedown.
Jamie managed to keep hold of the plate in his left hand and balanced the other three plates in his right hand that he was carrying on a tray. He even took down a plant with him as he fell. The restaurant’s CCTV system caught the entire fall and his fantastic save.
Jamie mentioned that one minute he was walking while holding the plates, and the next minute he was on the floor. People are saying he should seek out a job to work in a circus, based on his impressive fall.
Continuing Business as Usual
Shoebridge, who’s from Nottingham, works as a restaurant supervisor and waiter. After falling with the plates, he got right back up and delivered the meals in his hands as planned. He was carrying three roast beef dinners, along with bangers and mash. He says that he has no idea how the plates didn’t get smashed during his fall and that he is quite impressed with himself.
The waiter also said that his fall didn’t hurt, but he’s still baffled about how it all happened.