Mike Tyson Can Turn Darkness Into Light

Are you depressed? Feeling scattered and out of control? Being chased by those pesky frowny-faced cartoon clouds all day? Well, perhaps you could go on medication and seek out professional help or you could just talk to Mike Tyson, who's offering to help lift the spirits of athletes in need. Or, at least, soccer players.

Tyson recently offered his services to troubled former Newcastle United star Paul "Gazza" Gascoigne, who was placed in a loony bin two weeks ago after a complete mental breakdown. Iron Mike told the BBC news that he's effectively pieced back together plenty of fragile, eggshell minds and he feels like this is a situation where he can really be helpful:

"I know all about Gazza and I feel I can help him. A lot of top sportsmen have suffered in their private lives, including me, and that is why I want to help. I still see him as a superstar and would like to meet him if he feels up for it."

Tyson says he's counseled many athletes who've been through similar mental traumas (including Manchester U. Star Wayne Rooney) and he's ready to open up his blackened heart to those who need it. He's been there, man, he's been there.

Tyson Offers Counsel To Gascoigne [BBC News]