He has a
long and well documented battle with drugs and alcohol but Paul Gascoigne is at
his lowest point.
England legend has been rushed back into rehab after he reportedly binged on
cocktails of gin and Valium.
45-year-old looked unrecognisable as he was pictured last week walking from a
local newsagents to his home in Boscombe, Dorset.
close to star told the Mirror newspaper: ‘It’s lucky we found Gazza when we
did. If he’d carried on with his binge for much longer, well, it doesn’t bear
believed that the former footballer has been regularly using the sedative
Valium over the past few weeks as well as drinking heavily.
who has been seen making regular trips to the bookmakers, looked a fraction of
the man he used to be as he carried a shopping bag filled with gin and
cigarettes, dressed shabbily.
He wore a
flat cap with a baggy jacket and jeans and old worn trainers and also sported
scratches on his nose.
source told the newspaper: ‘Gazza’s been in a sorry state for weeks now. He’s
been drinking heavily and he’s regularly been using sleeping tablets, including
addiction and rapid weight loss comes just weeks after he was seen in Dubai
being ‘out of it’ while given corporate talks.
months ago he seemed fit and healthy as he raised money for charity by
auctioning three solid silver mementos given to him by the Pope at the 1990
and muscular Gazza appeared topless with a smile on his face as he posed with
coins and his silver Rosary necklace.
confessed at the time to having traded in his love of booze for botox as part
of a new healthy regime.
the Times magazine: ‘I remember the days when I had a bottle of gin in me hand
at 7 O’clock – if I’ve got a weight in me hand, it’s a lot better.’
relocated to Bournemouth where he was undergoing treatment for his alcohol
problems where he spent most mornings at the Providence Projects treatment
centre with his counsellor Steve and other patients.
spokesman for the troubled star told the newspaper: ‘Paul Gascoigne is
currently in an addictions clinic receiving the best possible care and attention
that he requires.’