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Tyson blown away by Perth hypnotist

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Allen Newton

Perth hypnotist Matt Hale with Mike Tyson.

Perth hypnotist Matt Hale with Mike Tyson.

Perth comedy hypnotist Matthew Hale has scored a knockout blow to former world heavyweight boxing champion Mike Tyson.

Hale, a former 96fm radio producer and presenter well known around Perth for his comedy and corporate hypnosis act, tours the world with his shows.

He was in Las Vegas on Saturday training a group of Americans and Canadians how to perform comedy hypnosis shows.

An off-stage encounter in Las Vegas with Matt Hale (left).

An off-stage encounter in Las Vegas with Matt Hale (left).

"I had a bit of spare time today and was having a meal on 'the strip' when I saw that Mike Tyson was making an appearance close to the bar where I was," Hale said.

"People were lining up and getting stuff signed so I jumped in the line.

"However, when it came to my turn, instead of passing something for him to sign, I thrust my hand out, got him to focus deep into my eyes - and started to do what I do!"

Hale managed to get control of the former boxer in a way that more combative opponents haven't been able to.

"I had him roaring in my face, then elevated his excitement levels to the point that he ended up screaming: 'You are amazing, you're gonna take over the world' at me at the top of his voice," Hale said.

"He seemed to really enjoy the experience and told me 'that's some Jedi mind sh*t!'.

"Needless to say it caused quite a scene in the store, and as I'd spent minutes with him instead of the allotted few seconds, I had to make a quick exit."

Hale flies out of Las Vegas on Sunday for a show in the UK then back to Perth with a show on March 6 at The Brisbane Hotel.  

Information can be found at www.MatthewHale.com.au

6 comments so far

  • The news was slow that day my friends.

    Commenter
    Horst
    Location
    Sydney
    Date and time
    February 03, 2013, 4:12PM
    • so...
      a stage hypnotist ambushed someone, and hypnotised them without their express consent.
      Wow!, way to go, a new low for the already shonky world of stage hypnotism!

      Commenter
      dtm007
      Date and time
      February 03, 2013, 4:38PM
      • It's just his interpretation that he hypnotised Tyson, whether it happened or not is debatable. I notice they published his website address at the bottom of the article. Will the Herald please do the same for stories about the Obeids please?

        Commenter
        flashbang
        Date and time
        February 03, 2013, 5:25PM
    • He should be using his powers for good not self promotion.

      Commenter
      flashbang
      Date and time
      February 03, 2013, 4:59PM
      • If you believe a word of this rubish, then ... look into my eyes.

        Commenter
        yep
        Date and time
        February 03, 2013, 5:52PM
        • Lets have a see what people would add to thew following statement: "If I hypnotised Mike Tyson I would make him ..."

          Commenter
          SAW
          Date and time
          February 04, 2013, 3:13PM

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