Retired boxing champ Mike Tyson is sporting a neck brace and a nasty scar after undergoing surgery to fix a degenerated disc.
The fighter, 46, stunned onlookers over the weekend when he showed up to a charity auction held by the World Boxing Council and Hublot Watches in Las Vegas with a large scar on his neck.
It has since emerged that Tyson recently went under the knife and had titanium pins inserted to support his neck as a result of an old spinal injury which had been causing him pain.
The sports legend took to his Twitter page on Sunday to offer up an explanation, writing: "I was damaged before I even entered boxing.
I was damaged before I even entered boxing. — Mike Tyson (@MikeTyson) September 30, 2012