Paris Fury details Tyson’s mental health decline as she shares sweet throwback family snap

She recently revealed she wanted to ‘run away’ from her husband during the height of his partying and drug-taking. 

And Paris Fury further detailed Tyson’s mental health struggles on Tuesday as she admitted she felt ‘lonely’ and ‘helpless’ four years ago, alongside a sweet throwback family snap with their children.   

The mother-of-six, 31, admitted the heavyweight champion’s drinking and ‘endless partying’ coincided with ‘severe anxiety attacks and some very dark and troubling thoughts’ which left her unsure of ‘where to turn’ for help.  

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Strong: Paris Fury detailed Tyson’s mental health struggles on Tuesday as she admitted she felt ‘lonely’ and ‘helpless’, alongside a sweet throwback family snap (pictured in December 2017) 

Alongside a heartwarming snap with Tyson and four of their children – Prince John, Venezuela, baby Valencia and Prince Tyson – Paris explained the troubling period of their lives. 

She wrote: ‘Here’s an oldie – a family portrait from just after Valencia was born in December 2017. 

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‘I look back on this time as a bit of a turning point as we were about to head off as a family to Marbella where Tyson got back into a strict training regime and plan for a return to boxing. 

‘The previous two years had been horrendous for both of us and it’s when we really came to terms with the fact that Tyson had become seriously ill.’ 

Dark: The mother-of-six admitted the heavyweight champion’s drinking and ‘endless partying’ coincided with ‘severe anxiety attacks and some very dark and troubling thoughts’ 

She continued: ‘He’d always suffered from dips in mood following a fight, but he was starting to spiral. Heavy drinking and endless partying collided with severe anxiety attacks and some very dark and troubling thoughts. 

‘I felt helpless and was worried most of the time as I had no experience dealing with mental health problems and was so relieved when a consultant diagnosed him with bipolar disorder, OCD among others. 

‘This wasn’t a quick fix but it started a long road to recovery. It was a really lonely time for me and I often didn’t know where to turn, but I hope sharing what that time was like and how I coped in Love and Fury has been helpful to people who have experienced the same and let them know they’re not alone. Xx’ 

Diagnosis: Paris added she was relieved when her husband was  diagnosed with bipolar disorder, OCD and other conditions

Tyson ballooned to 28 stone due to his heavy partying and consuming drugs and junk food after his win over Wladimir Klitschko in 2015. 

Speaking on the Parenting Hell podcast this week Paris shared: ‘There were times when I didn’t feel strong. There were times when I wanted to run away. There were times when I wanted to leave.

‘I didn’t want to deal with the situation any more because obviously… I was the woman at home and Tyson was out partying.

Struggles: Paris recently shared: ‘There were times when I didn’t feel strong. There were times when I wanted to run away. There were times when I wanted to leave. 

‘There was substance abuse I wasn’t aware of. I found out about it in the papers. I had all that to deal with.

‘And to try and still put on a brave face. It was really hard at times. I just kept thinking: “I don’t want to be here.”‘

However, Paris decided to stay and reflected: “But then Tyson might not have been here today.  

Hung in there: However, Paris decided to stay and reflected: “But then Tyson might not have been here today

‘I stayed and obviously we got through it together.’

Speaking in his book The Furious Method, Tyson explained how he turned his life around after epiphany on Halloween night, admitting: ‘My mental health and marriage were both hanging by a thread.’

He wrote: ‘Within a month of being crowned world heavyweight champ I was an emotional wreck, on my way to a heart attack thanks to Class A drugs, junk food and alcohol.

‘I had my epiphany in a pub on Halloween night in 2017, hopelessly overweight and humiliated, wearing a badly fitting skeleton outfit that was skin-tight and emphasised my full 28st.

‘Although I’d started training again, I was still drinking and going on benders and making life a misery for my wife, my children and those closest to me.

‘Looking around the pub at people half my age I felt like a disgrace and I knew things had to change.’

Turning point: Tyson explained how he turned his life around after epiphany on Halloween night, admitting: ‘My mental health and marriage were both hanging by a thread’