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Mabbutt: Gascoigne´s life not in danger

SoccerNews in General Soccer News 10 Feb 2013

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Former Tottenham captain Gary Mabbutt has revealed that Paul Gascoigne is in intensive care at a hospital in Arizona.

Concerns were raised over the 45-year-old’s health when he recently broke down on stage at a charity event, revealing he had lapsed in his battle with alcoholism.

Gascoigne was moved to the intensive care unit following an adverse reaction during his detox programme at the Cottonwood rehabilitation centre last week, though Mabbutt has insisted his ex team-mate’s condition is not life-threatening.

“The first part of the treatment was the detox and unfortunately Paul had a very bad reaction to the detox which meant that as a precaution he was moved from the clinic to a hospital where he was put in intensive care so that they could monitor him,” he told Sky Sports.

“But I spoke to his medical team here in the UK who spoke to Paul this morning. It’s not a life-threatening situation and Paul is back on the road to recovery.”

Gascoigne scored 10 goals in 57 appearances for England but since retiring in 2004 has battled with alcoholism and mental health issues.

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