Paul Gascoigne in New Health Scare

Regarded as one of the most talented footballers England has ever produced, Paul Gascoigne, popularly known as 'Gazza', starred for Newcastle United, Spurs, Lazio, Rangers and Everton during his playing days.

updated: October 27, 2014 17:07 IST
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In this file picture taken on June 26,1990, English midfielder Paul Gascoigne jumps over the attempted tackle of his Belgian counterpart Franky Van Der Elst during the World Cup second round soccer match between England and Belgium in Bologna.



Paul Gascoigne has been placed on an emergency three-day detox programme after a drinking binge which led to the troubled former England star being rushed to hospital, reports said Saturday.

The Sun newspaper said the 47-year-old was taken to hospital by police early Friday. Tottenham Hotspur, one of his former clubs, said they were offering support. "We are aware of the situation with Paul and continue to offer our support," said a spokesman for the English Premier League side.

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