Mike Tyson was recently in the news for his profane tirade on a Canadian talk show.
But we've just learned the softer side of the former heavyweight champ was also on display last week, when he came to the aid of motorcyclist who had wrecked on a Las Vegas highway.
According to lawyer Stephen Stubbs, his client Ryan Chesley was driving on Interstate 15 in Nevada last Tuesday night when a taxi cut in front of him. The next thing the 29-year old knew he was lying on the ground fairly seriously injured. When he looked up, it was none other than Mike Tyson hovering over him, making sure he stayed still, and keeping non-medical personnel away from him.
Chesley thought he must be hallucinating. So much so that he mustered up the strength to snap a cellphone picture of his unlikely guardian angel to make sure he was real. Tyson remained with him, comforting him until the paramedics arrived. Then he disappeared, like "a superhero."
Chesley is still recovering from his broken bones, muscle and ligament injuries and nerve damage. To thank Tyson for keeping him calm during his time of crisis, he sent the 48-year old a fruit basket.
"Thank you so much for looking over me after my accident," read the note on Chesley's gift. "It has to be the most reassuring thing in the world to have Mike Tyson telling people not to touch me."
Tyson received the gift basket and, according to his assistant, was particularly fond of the pistachio nuts. So now you know what to get Iron Mike if he pulls his superhero act on your behalf.