Tyson Fury admits he has stopped watching the news and using social media 1 month ago

Tyson Fury admits he has stopped watching the news and using social media

"It was all negative energy that I didn't need," said The Gypsy King

Tyson Fury has admitted he no longer watches the news, and has also stopped spending so much time on social media.

Speaking to JOE earlier this week, Fury first explained why he had stopped watching the news.

He said: "First lockdown I found myself watching the news every day - like, death counts and 'How many people have died today? How many people have got Covid?' It was all negative energy that I didn't need but I was watching anyway.

"After I finished watching it for 30 minutes, I'd be all down and depressed and I didn't want to do anything. Avoid watching negative stuff."

Fury has just published a book entitled The Furious Method. In it, he recommends that people limit how much time they spend on social media.

It is a philosophy that has informed his own approach, as he told JOE.

"Social media is a fantastic machine to promote something, let people know what you're doing or keep in touch with family and friends.

"It's not fantastic for staying on all day and reading every comment, negative or positive what people are saying, and taking it all to heart."

Fury, who has indicated that he will make a return to the ring in 2021, said that social media was also promoting negative energy.

"I think there's a lot of bullying online. So my best advice is post what you're gonna post, what you wanna show people, and then get off it.

"It's pretend, it's make believe. Everything on social media, I think, is make believe. Everyone's living this fantastic, glamorous life on a white, sandy beach. That's not reality."

Tyson Fury's book The Furious Method: Transform your mind, body, goals by Tyson Fury is out now (Century £20 hardback)