Mike Tyson got a double dose of good professional and personal news. The former boxer turned Broadway star just added a new credit to his Hollywood résumé and he’s recovering well from surgery.
Blackfilm.com is reporting Tyson will be making a cameo appearance in Scary Movie 5. Directed by Malcolm Lee, cousin of Spike Lee, the fifth installment of the fright film parody already has a starring cast that includes Charlie Sheen, Erica Ash, Terry Crews, Heather Locklear, Anthony Anderson and Lindsey Lohan.
The former champ was spotted on an Atlanta set with Locklear last Thursday. Scary Movie 5 is due in theaters April 2013.
Tyson is also new and improved on the inside.
EURweb.com is reporting that Tyson arrived at a charity auction this past weekend in Las Vegas sporting a neck brace and nasty scar. It has been revealed that the 46-year-old boxer recently underwent surgery to fix a degenerative disc, and the procedure included having titanium pins inserted to support his neck. The former heavyweight champ had been suffering from an old spinal injury that continued to cause him pain.
A rep for the boxing champ told TMZ, "He feels great...just has to wear the neck brace to keep everything stable for the next three weeks. It's a very common surgery especially for athletes."
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