Paul Gascoigne admitted to US rehab centre

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FORMER Glasgow Rangers footballer Paul Gascoigne has been admitted to a treatment centre in the United States.

The alcoholic, who also played for Tottenham Hotspur, Lazio and Newcastle United, has “willingly” been admitted to an un-named centre, his management company said last night.

The move came after fears for the Italia 90 and Euro 96 legend, when he appeared unwell and shaking during a charity appearance in Northampton last week, and broke down sobbing on stage in front of a room full of fans.

In a statement, GamePlan Solutions said Gascoigne, 45, had been touched by the help and support shown by fans and figures within football over the past few days.

“Alcoholic Paul Gascoigne has been experiencing a tough time of late,” the statement said. “He has been asking for help and has willingly been admitted to a treatment centre in America.

“He has complex issues that are currently being dealt with by professionals.

“Paul has been extremely touched and overwhelmed by the generous offers of help and support. He is motivated to understand and control his addiction problem under guidance.”