Fury beat Deontay Wilder in February to take the WBC heavyweight title but was previously at a stage where he ‘didn’t want to be alive’.
In 2016, Fury revealed that he was depressed, with his weight reaching 28 stone at one stage.
Tyson Fury has thanked his team after helping him to bounce back from depression
However, he is now in a much better place, saying that he is ‘loving life’.
Fury wrote on Instagram: ‘Massive shoutout to my team every single member you know who you are.
‘There was a time not so long ago where I was so unwell the only thing I could think of was death and how I didn’t want to be alive, just over 2.2 years later I’m loving life and healthy as a trout, & have reached the pinnacle of sport again, this shows you no matter how bad things get you must continue as things will get better I promise you, you can get your life back.
‘Seek help immediately #itsokaynottobeokay #mentalhealth #mentalhealthawareness #staysafe. Have a blessed weekend, much love to everyone.’
Fury posted an emotional message on Instagram as he provided details of his experience
Fury managed to bounce back and get the better of Deontay Wilder in their clash in February
There is much for Fury to look forward to. He is expected to face Wilder again in December and if he prevails will then have to take on Dillian Whyte as he seeks to retain his WBC title.
Then in 2021 Fury is set for an eagerly-anticipated clash with Anthony Joshua after they signed a two-fight deal.