"I took on this challenger to beat fears I nonetheless take care of in life," Tyson stated in an announcement.
"I equate this with overcoming my worry of getting again into the ring at 54 years previous. I discovered from this expertise doing 'Shark Week' that no matter intimidates me, I’m nonetheless capable of step as much as the problem of overcoming something that will stop me from conducting my life's mission of reaching my highest potential in life and bringing me nearer to God. "
The popular culture phenomenon has run for over 30 years and captures the key lives of sharks by taking viewers underwater.
This yr "Shark Week" contains greater than 20 hours of programming, beginning Sunday, August 9, at eight p.m. ET and can run till August 16.