Mike Tyson opens up about death of his daughter

Updated: Mar 09, 2011, 13:59 PM IST

Washington: Mike Tyson has revealed that the grief of other desperate parents stopped him from going crazy in the hospital where his four-year-old daughter passed away.

Little Exodus Tyson died in May 2009 after an accident at the family home.

The former heavyweight-boxing champion admits he was so upset he was sure he’d go ‘psycho’ when he arrived at the hospital where his daughter spent her final hours.

"I was pretty outraged, torn apart. When I went to the hospital when she was on the machine, I was anticipating, because I was probably coming down from a hangover, but I’m anticipating that I``m going to go to the hospital and raise hell (sic),” Contactmusic quoted Tyson as saying on the Ellen DeGeneres Show on Tuesday (08Mar11).

"Once I got there and saw other people who had children who already died or were dying; they were handling it with dignity and I didn’t want to be the psycho parent. I wanted to handle it with dignity as well.

"Their kids were dying too, so I didn’t have any right to be a psycho. I just had to handle it like everyone else and be humble and be at ease," Tyson added.