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Radio Hosts Stunned by Mike Tyson's Story of Childhood Sexual Abuse

“I was a little kid, 7..."

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When Mike Tyson shared a dark moment from his past on Wednesday, the men interviewing him seemed taken aback.

It was, after all, a pretty heavy revelation.

“I was a little kid, 7,” when he was snatched off the street by an "old man" and sexually assaulted, Tyson told the hosts of Sirius XM's "The Opie Show."

“He abused you and just let you go? Or did you escape?” co-host Jim Norton asked.

“Well, I ran,” Tyson said.

Tyson had been talking about his constant struggle with "inner demons" and the pain that came with growing up poor in a rough neighborhood when he opened up about the sexual abuse.

While the hosts didn't seem prepared to discuss sexual abuse — one can be heard muttering, "Awkward," after Tyson's revelation — the conversation seemed to go in a positive direction as Tyson said he was at peace with the trauma of the past.

“I’m not embarrassed or ashamed of anything from that perspective,” he said.

"[Tyson] is in a good place in his life with sobriety, family and career," a representative for Tyson told ABC News after the interview.

(H/T: Mediaite)

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