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Tyson Fury has opened up on his suicide bid in the aftermath of his victory over Wladimir Klitschko.
In his upcoming autobiography Behind The Mask, released on Thursday, Fury recalls: “The Ferrari’s engine roared into life. It would be the last sound I would hear.
“In a couple of seconds, my mind would be clear, devoid of all the voices boiling in my head. I put my foot to the floor. Then a voice shot into my head, ‘Stop! Think about your kids!’ I blasted past the bridge.”
Fury admits the persona was often an act.
“Maybe it was an act,” he told the Sunday Times Magazine. “Maybe I was doing it to become famous because I know controversy sells. People ain’t really interested in someone who’s normal. People want to see a freak show to sell papers and sell views on a TV. Before I was a performing monkey, I’ve done everything from A to Z to be famous and it got me to where I wanted to be, that elevated position where every motherf***er knows who Tyson Fury is. Now I can be me.”