Mike Tyson Wipes Out on Hoverboard

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For the most part, we try not to laugh at the pain of others here at The Hollywood Gossip.

But when a former Heavyweight Champion of the World spins around on a hoverboard at home prior to falling off and slamming his back against the hardwood floor?

Well... we need to make an exception.

The above sentence pretty much describes exactly what takes place below, as Mike Tyson opens the footage by happily taking his latest Christmas present for a ride.

But then things take a turn for the worse.

And also for the very painful.

"#hoverboard #knockout #MikeTysonBreaksBack #imtoooldforthisshit @getcyboard," Tyson captioned the following video, which he shared on Instagram.

Hey, at least the athlete can laugh at himself.

While Tyson's fall may be the main slip-up to go viral this week, the 49-year old  isn't the only one having trouble learning how to ride this dumb motorized skateboards.

According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, numerous injuries caused by the widespread Christmas gift have been reported.

"We've seen a lot of falls over the holidays," spokesperson for the commission, Patty Davis, told People Magazine days after the holiday.

"We've seen at least 39 emergency room treated injuries associated with hoverboards" concussions, fractures, contusions, abrasions."

Watch the hilarious footage now:

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