Mike Tyson’s daughter Exodus was born after many of Mike Tyson’s infamous actions and setbacks. But the 4-year-old Exodus Tyson is the victim of a tragic accident that may be the greatest setback for Mike Tyson yet. After being found hanging from a treadmill cord, Mike Tyson’s daughter is now in very critical condition, just as Mike Tyson is getting some positive recognition for once.
Exodus Tyson was found by her 7-year-old brother on Monday, hanging from a cord on a treadmill, according to FOX News. As far as anyone knows so far, Mike Tyson’s daughter slipped on the treadmill and got trapped into a looping cord, which effectively acted like a noose.
Exodus’s mother, along with officers and firefighters, tried to revive her with CPR. But as of the last reports, she is in critical condition and on life support. Mike Tyson flew over from Las Vegas to be by her side, with no comments made to the press.
Mike Tyson has faced many setbacks in his life, many of which were self-induced and self-destructive. But with his daughter in a life-threatening condition, Tyson faces his newest greatest challenge just as he was inching back to respectability in his public life.
Tyson was making rounds to publicize the new documentary about his life, Tyson, which has gotten rave reviews. TV audiences have also seen Tyson on their screens every few seconds, as ads for the highly anticipated comedy The Hangover keep featuring Tyson’s cameo,where he sings along to Phil Collins’ In The Air Tonight.
The last high profile case of a celebrity losing a child was the death of John Travolta’s son Jett months ago. Afterwards, there were questions surrounding Jett Travolta’s cause of death, his medical condition, and whether John Travolta’s Scientology beliefs prevented him from treating his son correctly.
Mike Tyson is an equally well known and often controversial celebrity, for far different reasons. So far, the condition of his daughter seems to have been caused by an accident, though more questions will obviously be asked about how this happened in the days ahead.
For now, the Tysons are watching and praying for the recovery of Exodus. Tyson released a statement through representatives, asking for privacy “at this difficult time.”
FOX News- “Mike Tyson’s Daughter Found Hanging From Cord” www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,521777,00.html
The Dish Rag- “Mike Tyson’s daughter Exodus found hung on treadmill cord, on life support” latimesblogs.latimes.com/thedishrag/2009/05/mike-tysons-daughter-found-hanging-on-treadmill-cord-in-critical-condition-.html
Huffington Post- “Jett Travolta Dies, Son Of John Travolta, Kelly Preston” www.huffingtonpost.com/2009/01/02/jett-travolta-dies-son-of_n_154877.html