Mike Tyson's vegan transformation appears to be having quite the effect on people considering adopting the diet. The latest celebrity to feel inspired by Iron Mike to take the plunge is none other than Alan Cumming, who recently tweeted his decision. 

 

“That’s it. I was toying with going the whole hog to veganism and now I see Mike Tyson is the new Vegan posterboy! Sold! Get ye back, seitan!”

 

Cumming, a veteran of film and stage, has long been a vegetarian, a lifestyle he follows because he simlply does not like meat. 

 

"Rotten carcasses don't feel good inside in my body," he told the Vegetarian Times in 2010. "I've also seen some horrible documentaries about the hormones and things that go into meat. On a health level, meat is so scary. I used to eat fish, but with fish there's that mercury awfulness."

 

In switching to veganism, he joins other celebrities like Ozzy Osbourne, Russell Brand and Elizah Dushku who have also recently dropped all animal products.  

 

As for Tyson, he's still enjoying the health gains he made by going vegan. 

 

“It’s been eight months with this vegan stuff," Tyson told Details magazine in early 2010, "but I get these explosions of energy. I don’t know how long they last, but they’re like explosions. So powerful.”

 

“I ate, like, the tiniest piece of meat, and I woke up violently sick,” he added. “It was vicious pain. I was throwing up. And I realized meat’s become a poison for me now.”

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