By Euro Weekly News Media • 22 August 2014 • 10:44
FOOTBALL legend Paul Gascoigne has again raised fears that he is spiraling into alcohol-induced self-destruction after he was photographed being led from his house by a police officer.
The one-time England superstar has battled alcohol addiction for years, and has entered rehabilitation programmes numerous times in the last decade.
The ex-midfielder, aged 47, was found slumped outside his Dorset home with his head in his hands. Police and paramedics were called, and he was later taken to Poole hospital.
It is reported that Gascoigne, known affectionately as ‘Gazza’ by his fans, is currently under pressure to move out of his £3 million (€3.75 million) rented home in the up market area of Sandbanks, following noise complaints made to his landlord by his neighbours.
A friend of Gascoigne’s, speaking to the Daily Mirror, 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.
“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.”
It is believed that before this latest relapse, Gazza was intending to make a comeback to football, having reportedly signed with Sunday League side Abbey FC. Just weeks ago, he was seen out and about in Bournemouth showing no signs of any health problems.
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