Moment Tyson Fury runs after a fan to give him advice about mental health issues after noticing he was struggling during a short conversation
- Tyson Fury ran after a fan to offer him some advice on mental health struggles
- Moment is filmed in a documentary for ITV called Tyson Fury: The Gypsy King
- The heavyweight boxer was approached for a photo by a man named Colby
- He suspects Colby is struggling with his mental health and gives him advice
After battling his own demons, Tyson Fury’s commitment to helping his fans has been revealed in a clip that shows him chasing after a young man to give him advice after suspecting he was struggling to cope.
In a documentary for ITV called Tyson Fury: The Gypsy King, which airs tonight at 9pm, the heavyweight boxing champion is filmed being approached for a photo by a man named Colby.
Colby, from Milton Keynes, thanks the boxer for the snap before explaining that he’s recently moved house and his parents are separated.
The Gypsy King, 31, suspects Colby is struggling with his mental health, and after pondering their meeting, he quickly rushes to find the fan.
Fury, who survived a three-year drink and drug-fuelled battle with depression, as well as a suicide attempt, offers Colby some ‘inspirational’ words of advice.
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Tyson Fury chased down a fan (pictured together) to give him some advice on how to deal with mental health issues after suspecting he was struggling to cope, it has emerged
In a documentary for ITV called Tyson Fury: The Gypsy King, which airs tonight at 9pm, the heavyweight boxing champion speaks with a fan named Colby (pictured)
The father-of-five is enjoying a day out with his children when he is approached by Colby, asking for a photograph.
Following their brief meeting, Fury says to the camera: ‘I tell you something now.
‘That lad is here from Milton Keynes or wherever he’s from, probably his parents have split up; one lives down there, one lives up here.
‘So I would say, just by speaking to him for two seconds, that he suffers from mental health problems of some sort. Which brings me to go and speak to him…’
Fury is then captured running through his local park searching for the fan and shouting his name.
Colby (above), from Milton Keynes, thanks the boxer for taking a photo with him before explaining his life situation, suggesting he has recently moved and his parents are separated
The Gypsy King, 31, suspects Colby is struggling with his mental health, and after pondering their meeting, he quickly rushes to find the fan (pictured left)
He finds Colby preparing to leave on his bike and dashes over to speak with him, explaining: ‘Now from speaking to you for two seconds I thought. “That kid might be struggling with mental health problems of some sort”.
Colby replies: ‘I went through a stage when I was depressed, it was hard for me growing up, my mum was a single parent.’
Fury then admits: ‘My parents split up and all that c***, and whatever, and it’s not easy, is it?
‘What my advice would be, if boxing is what you’re into it, then get into that and put some good energy into it.’
Saying his goodbyes, the boxer adds: ‘Good lad, stay on the straight and narrow and get yourself to that boxing gym. All the best pal, take it easy.’
After the conversation, Fury (pictured) says to the camera: ‘That humbled me. This journey is bigger than boxing because I get the opportunity to do stuff like that and maybe help other people who are suffering’
After the conversation, Fury says to the camera: ‘That humbled me. This journey is bigger than boxing because I get the opportunity to do stuff like that and maybe help other people who are suffering.
‘Maybe that conversation can help… to have an opportunity to help people and do good for the good, that’s what drives me now.’
After speaking with Fury, Colby admits: ‘It’s crazy to talk to one of my role models, it’s definitely inspired me. Your story personally, and how you went through the hard times.’
Fury emphatically defeated Deontay Wilder with a seventh-round KO of the American heavy-hitter last month in Las Vegas
Tyson ballooned to over 28-and-a-half stone (400lbs) and struggled with depression and addictions to cocaine and alcohol after defeating Wladimir Klitschko in November 2015.
But thankfully, Fury sought help from psychiatric experts and then embarked on a weightloss programme, shedding nine stone in less than two years before making his comeback in the boxing ring.
Fury beat American boxer Deontay Wilder in a sensational seventh-round victory during their dramatic re-match last month in Las Vegas.
The final episode of Tyson Fury: The Gypsy King is tonight at 9pm on ITV
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