Mike Tyson 'Died' Tripping on Psychedelic Toad Venom—and It Changed His Life

“Iron Mike” is an outspoken proponent of smoking toad venom, the trendiest—and still illegal in the U.S.—hallucinogenic on the market, according to the New York Post.

Speaking to the Post at a psychedelics conference in Miami , Mike Tyson revealed he keeps a nursery of Sonoran Desert toads on his Southern California ranch.

The amphibians’ venom, when active, induces a short, mind-altering trip.

“I ‘died’ during my first trip,” the ex-boxer, who first tried the drug four years ago, said.

He said he began using “the toad” at a point in his life where he was struggling with his mental health, substance abuse, and his weight.

People with big egos often have low self-esteem… The toad strips the ego.” Now, he said, “life has improved.

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