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Mike Tyson Opens Up About Addiction Struggle on Today Show

Mike Tyson appears to be fighting for his life.

On Thursday's edition of Live From E!, Jason Kennedy, Will Marfuggi and Melanie Bromley discussed the former heavyweight boxing champion's stunning confession on NBC's Today show.

The 47-year-old told Matt Lauer he has been sober for 12 days. However, every day is a tremendous battle.

"It's a real challenge because...I don't know if I like this sober guy.'' Tyson said in the emotional interview. "It's hard for me to live normal. Straight is hard. Livin' straight life is hard."

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Mike Tyson, Today Show NBC

Also on today's show, the panel shared the latest rumors surrounding the new Dancing With the Stars cast.

After E! News confirmed Leah Remini and Amber Riley would be joining the cast, new reports claim Valerie Harper and Jack Osbourne will take a spin around the ballroom for season 17.

Although both dancers have publicly shared their heath battles, it appears they are ready to put their dancing shoes on and compete!

The official announcement will come Sept. 4 on Good Morning America.

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Harry Connick Jr. StarTracks Photo

Finally, the roundtable shared the latest face that could be coming to American Idol.

Harry Connick Jr., who has appeared on the Fox reality series many times as a mentor and guest judge, is in talks to join Idol as the third judge.

Last season, the singer expressed his support for the show saying, "It's a fun show. It's been talked about before, who knows what'll happen in the future."

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