Mike Tyson
Mike Tyson at a press conference to promote his fight in July. Photo via @MikeTyson X

Former heavyweight champion Mike Tyson experienced a medical emergency during a flight headed to Los Angeles but “is doing great,” according to a report published Monday.

The International Boxing Hall of Fame member was aboard an American Airlines flight from Miami on Sunday night and “had some kind of medical emergency on the plane and paramedics boarded,” an eyewitness told In Touch.

Passengers had to wait 25 minutes to leave the plane after its arrival at Los Angeles International Airport after paramedics tended to Tyson, the celebrity magazine reported.

“Thankfully Mr. Tyson is doing great. He became nauseous and dizzy due to an ulcer flare up 30 minutes before landing,” a representative for Tyson said in a statement to In Touch. “He is appreciative to the medical staff that were there to help him.”

The incident will not effect Tyson’s scheduled July 20 fight against YouTuber Jake Paul.

“Nothing changed,” Paul posted on the social platform X.

The fight is planned for three weeks after Tyson’s 58th birthday.

A pre-recorded message asking if there were any medical personnel on the plane was played about 30 minutes before its scheduled landing, according to the eyewitness, whose name was not published.

Medical professionals were asked to contact the flight attendants or press the call button because another passenger needed assistance.

“Then our screens said medical assistance needed and repeated the same thing,” the eyewitness added.

Updated at 4:16 p.m. May 27, 2024

City News Service contributed to this article.