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Mike Tyson Trades Places With Zeeland’s Mike Tyson

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Sharing a name with a celebrity can be a bit of pain.

Just ask Mike Tyson of Zeeland, who is used to constant jokes comparing him to the former heavyweight boxing champ.

But now his name could be his claim to fame.

The Grand Rapids Press says producers of the new CBS reality show “Same Name” chose Mike Tyson — a nurse at Spectrum Health — to trade lives with the former boxer and caught it all on tape.

Due to contract stipulations, Zeeland’s Tyson couldn’t go into detail about his involvement, except to say: “It was a great time.”

However, on July 7, the celebrity Tyson wrote the following on his Facebook page: “Spent time with an awesome guy yesterday that shares my name.”

“Same Name,” which debuts at 10 p.m. Sunday, will feature average people who share the same name as a celebrity. On Sunday’s premiere, reality-TV star and actor David Hasselhoff changes places with the owner of a lawn mower business — and new father — with the same name.

Other celebrities featured this season will include comedian Kathy Griffin and football player Reggie Bush.

The Mike Tyson episode is scheduled to air Aug. 7.

Posted on the TV show’s website is a photo of the boxer in scrubs next to Dr. Karlin Sevensma, a private practice surgeon at Metro Health. She is the wife of Zeeland’s Tyson, Metro Health spokeswoman Ellen Bristol said.

During Tyson’s stay in West Michigan earlier this month, crews also filmed him having dinner at Boatwerks in Holland.

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