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Mike Tyson on troubled past: 'I was a prostitute hunter'

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Mike Tyson has promised that no subject will be off limits in new one-man Broadway show Undisputed Truth.

The boxing legend appeared on Today on Tuesday (June 18) with his Broadway play's director Spike Lee to discuss his troubled past of drug abuse and jail terms.

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"I [finally] threw up the white flag. There [were] too many prison cells. Too many jails. Too many lawyers. Too many lawsuits. Too many bankruptcies. Too many women. Too many venereal diseases. Too many everything," Tyson explained.

He added: "I want to live a different lifeā€¦ I was a prostitute hunter."

Director Lee also told Ann Curry that Tyson will display his extreme candour in his autobiographical play once it hits Broadway.

"[He will show] the same courage he displayed in the ring. I think it will take just as much courage to go on stage, when you bare your soul to the audience. It's captivating," Lee noted.

The Hangover star previously performed Mike Tyson: Undisputed Truth in a limited run in Las Vegas earlier this year.

Mike Tyson: Undisputed Truth will have its first Broadway previews on July 31 at the Longacre Theater.

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