Last month Paul Gascoigne was sectioned under the Mental Health Act following a series of incidents at a hotel in Gateshead and there was more than a wave of whisper rippling across everywhere that Gazza was once again drowning in a self-constructed mess.
But the fallen England star has now been released from hospital and he has returned home. Gazza’s otherwise illustrious career and life has been rocked by alcohol and drug addiction and this stint in the hospital is just the latest in the series.
One can only pray for the former Newcastle United and Spurs player’s quick recovery and goodwill. But then again one is left to wonder whether prayers would help Gazza in any way if the man himself doesn’t want to help himself.