Tyson Fury's wife reveals how she helped him back from brink of suicide after heavyweight king's slump into drugs, booze and depression

The Gypsy King, 30, has opened up about his demons, claiming he drove his Ferrari towards a bridge at 190mph in a desperate bid to end his life – despite being at the pinnacle of the fight game.

Now Paris, 28, has revealed how she helped save her husband by refusing to quit on him in his darkest hour.

Paris told the Mirror: "I thought, ‘do you bail on someone you love? Do you let them deal with it themselves and let them crash and burn?’

“Tyson never quit on me and the children, and we didn’t quit on him. We’re together and we’re going through it together as a team.”

With depression taking a grip on the boxer after his famous win over Wladimir Klitschko in 2015, Fury was battling drug and alcohol abuse problems.

Fury revealed things got so bad at one stage he popped to the shops in Morecambe and woke up in New York.

Paris added the incredible heavyweight win over the Ukrainian was the tipping point for husband Tyson.

She said: "After that he was almost instantly depressed. I could see the next day something wasn’t right. He wasn’t talking like he is now, a normal happy person.

“It was like he was finished. He had completed boxing and it was over. He was saying ‘I’m never gonna top this’.

"The drive wasn’t there any more. Something else had taken over.

"At first he was still celebrating and we’d go out together. Then he started going out on his own.

"He’d come back and say, ‘Oh what’s the point? It doesn’t mean anything. No one appreciates it.’

“He’d started saying he was depressed and ‘What’s the point in life?’"

Slowly but surely, Paris and the family tried to bring Fury back from the brink, but things began to spiral, as Tyson's weight ballooned to 28 stone.

Paris added: "I told him, ‘The point to life is to get up and live and enjoy it’. But nothing was ever enough.

“He didn’t even want to get up in the morning, go for a jog or go out as a family. He was never happy.

“The times he was staying out got later – 1am, 2am, 3am – then he’d come home upset and depressed – and as things got worse, in tears.

“He was in severe depression. He didn’t see the point in living.

“I’d say, ‘You’ve got children to live for. You’ve got us to live for’ and he’d say, ‘But I just don’t want to live’.

“It got to the stage where me, his dad and his brothers would be calling each other saying, ‘Is he healthy today?’ We were basically on suicide watch.”

Fury's health deteriorated at a rapid rate as he turned to Class A drugs – with Paris opening up about the "dark" place he was in.

Paris – the mother of Fury's four children – revealed: “I had no idea he was on them at the time. He regrets it now, but it was something he did in a dark space.

“To everyone else things didn’t seem as bad. He would hide it from the outside world and the kids. He’d put on a smile for them,

“But I saw it and heard it on a daily basis. I was there when he cried, screamed and shouted.

“I was saying to friends and family, ‘I can’t stop what he’s doing’. But I was worried what would happen if I left.

"If you’re there for each other it has to be better than going through it alone.”

However, Paris went on to say Fury's desperate actions – in trying to run his Ferrari off the road at high speeds – was a major turning point.

She claimed: “He came home all teared up and told me he was seriously going to ram the car off the road. I felt hurt for him, but I wasn’t shocked.

“I think there were a few times he felt that way. I said to him, ‘It’s not acceptable to do something like that’.

“He was very upset and crying, but everything seemed to start to lift from there. I think it had come to the point where he had to make a choice.”

Another major step came just days later – on Halloween – when Tyson decided to pack in the booze.

Paris recalls: “That night he’d gone out drinking in a skeleton costume. But he came back home early at about 10pm and said, ‘I don’t want to do that any more.

"'I don’t want to be out there. I was walking around that bar feeling a fool’."

“Then he went upstairs, took the costume off and said ‘I’m not drinking any more. I’m going to start boxing again’. And he did.”

As Fury prepared to step back into the ring against Wilder, Paris revealed being diagnosed was key… even though he refused pills.

Paris said: “They sent him for counselling. He went by himself but he would come back and talk to me about it. He was prescribed anti-depressants but never took them.

"The important thing was being diagnosed. I’d advise anyone to do the same.

“Now he speaks out about his mental health. He’s told me, ‘If I can help one person I’ll be happy. I don’t want anyone to go through what I have’.”

“He had two years in the gutter, fighting himself. Now he’s defied the odds again.”

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