Paul Gascoigne in intensive care, says report

Gascoigne, whose talent shone at the 1990 World Cup finals where England reached the semi-finals although he was suspended for the match, agreed to seek help after video footage emerged of a shambling public appearance he made at a charity event.

updated: February 10, 2013 23:01 IST
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London: Former England star Paul Gascoigne is in intensive care in the United States after being diagnosed as not well enough to begin his treatment for alcoholism it was reported by the Mail on Sunday.

The 45-year-old - capped 57 times but who has battled alcoholism for years and was sectioned under the Mental Health Act in 2008 - had been due to receive treatment at a rehabilitation clinic in Arizona at a cost of around US $30,000 for a two month stay there.

However, according to the Mail on Sunday he became seriously ill on Saturday and doctors had him moved from his hospital room to intensive care, although now it is believed his life is not in danger.

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