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Former Rangers star Paul Gascoigne was being treated in hospital last night...


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.......following another drinking binge.

 

THE football legend – who is in the process of being evicted after complaints about noise – was found slumped outside his flat clutching a bottle of vodka.

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FORMER Rangers star Paul Gascoigne was being treated in hospital last night as he faces being made homeless following another drinking binge.

 

Paramedics and cops were called after the football legend, 47, was seen slumped outside his flat clutching a bottle of vodka.

 

He was in the process of being evicted after complaints about noise.

 

As he was taken away from his £3million rented penthouse in the exclusive Sandbanks area of Poole, Dorset, Gazza phoned a friend to say: “I am in trouble. Please can you come and help me.”

 

He looked pale, unsteady and confused as he was helped along by a police officer, who carried Gazza’s Tesco bag.

 

His white hair slicked back, he wore blue slippers and a T-shirt rucked up around the belt of his shorts.

 

Gazza was being treated at Poole Hospital last night.

 

A friend said: “It is very sad. But the reality is Paul has been drinking for the past few weeks and once that happens, things will only end one way.

 

“Things came to a head. He has had a lot on his plate as he is in the process of trying to find somewhere to live.

 

“His landlord had given him 10 days to get out of the flat and it was weighing on his mind.

 

“Obviously things became too much for him in the past couple of days and he has turned back to the bottle.”

 

The retired midfielder has been locked in a life-and-death struggle with booze for years.

 

His latest of at least seven rehab stints was in January when he checked into a £6000-a-month clinic in Southampton.

 

Gazza has been frank about his addiction in the past. He has said: “I didn’t ask to be an alcoholic. It’s just like asking someone why he’s a diabetic. I wish I wasn’t but I am.

 

“If I’m having a good day, I make the most of it because I don’t know what tomorrow brings, or the next five minutes.”

 

http://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/news/scottish-news/former-rangers-star-paul-gascoigne-4087623

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Just out of interest, does the English Sun have a similar article today speaking of the "former Magpies and Spurs star"? As sad as this is, it's always annoying to see our name in stuff relatively unrelated to the (or any other) club, much like that driver's accident earlier in the week.

 

EDIT ... take a look at the Independent

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Jesus, very sad. In all seriousness, if he was to switch to just drinking lager all the time instead of spirits, he'd probably be a functioning alcoholic. Maybe in what looks like a hopeless case, that would be better advice than cessation. Best of luck Paul.

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