Mike Tyson Opens Up About His "Fake Penis" on Chelsea Lately—Watch Now!

"It worked really effectively," says former boxer of artificial member

By Rebecca Macatee Dec 03, 2013 1:43 PMTags

Back in Mike Tyson's boxing days, he needed the help of a fake penis in order to perform well—at his mandated drug checks.

The former Heavyweight Champion of the World explained how he utilized his artificial member on the Monday, Dec. 2, episode of Chelsea Lately, noting that the prosthetic penis "works really effectively." (He didn't get into the specifics of what drugs might have been in his system during this time, but he gave a half-nod when asked if it was "just marijuana.")

Tyson explained a fake penis "doesn't work the way you think it works, but  it works if you wanna pass a drug test…You take it out—it has somebody else's urine [in it]—of course, you have to have clean urine in it and hope it's not a woman's urine that's pregnant and they take a pregnancy test.

"But besides that, you just make noise, and normally if you're a guy and you pull it out in front of them [the drug tester], they're like, 'Whoa, whoa [makes motion shielding eyes and looking away], and then you do it [empty the clean urine into the testing cup]."

The retired athlete explained that the fake penis "is connected to a jock strap, and you have it there, and it sticks out." Naturally, Chelsea Handler wanted to know what color this clever contraption was. "I don't know," Tyson told her, clarifying that it was, "Tan, brown, cream-colored!"

He also explained that he didn't get away with this nifty little (or big?) trick in jail—just during drug testing for boxing. Handler said this made sense, quipping that it indeed would've been difficult "to smuggle a fake penis" into jail.