Iron Mike Busts Lung

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HARTFORD: Former world heavyweight champ Mike Tyson was in stable condition after suffering a punctured lung and fractured ribs in a motorcycle accident Wednesday, a hospital spokesman said. "He's OK, he's awake and alert, he walked in on his own," said the hospital's James Battaglio.

The accident happened on Interstate 84 in Manchester, about 10 miles east of Hartford, during evening rush hour. Friends said Tyson's 1100 cc Honda skidded when it hit sand. Tyson reportedly told authorities he was driving his motorcycle at less than 25 mph.

Battaglio said Tyson, who has a house in a suburb of Hartford, went home first and did not check into the hospital until about four hours after the incident. He is expected to remain there for about 48 hours.

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