Tyson shuns social life for family time

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, Last Updated: 11:48 AM ET

Mike Tyson has become a virtual recluse since the tragic death of his daughter Exodus because he wants to spend as much time as possible with his family.

Exodus, four, was found unconscious, hanging from the power cable of a treadmill in her Phoenix, Ariz., home last year. Her mother, Tyson's ex-wife Monica Turner, rushed the girl to hospital but she was pronounced dead hours later.

The former boxing champion admits his grief made him feel like he "didn't want to live anymore," but he has now turned his life around and is devoting himself to his third wife Lakiha Spicer and his remaining six children.

And that means turning down all requests for personal appearances unless they're work-related.

"My personal life is so isolated right now," he told a Las Vegas radio show. "I don't go anywhere unless I'm invited. If I don't have a reason (for) being there, I'm not going to go.

"I enjoy being with my children and my wife now. That's the only thing (that) keeps me grounded. (After Exodus died) I didn't want to live anymore. In order to go on I had to change my life."


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