Former Tottenham Star Paul Gascoigne Sectioned Under Mental Health Act For Three-Day Emergency Detox

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The former Tottenham and England midfielder has struggled with alcohol issues for some time…

Paul Gascoigne, the troubled former Tottenham Hotspur and England midfielder, has been sectioned under Mental Health Act and placed on three-day emergency detox as he continues to struggle with alcohol.

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Reports in the Daily Mail explain that Gascoigne was taken to hospital at 3am on Friday, while police were called to his house before medics arrived to assess him. Close friend Gary Mabbutt said he’s been detained for his ‘best interests’.

The source further explains that the 47-year-old had to be assessed by medics just hours before the police arrived at his house in Poole. His condition was considered to be stable however he has reportedly worsened over the next 12 hours.

Mabutt talked to reporters about the latest incident, saying: “He has been detained for his best interests. Paul has had a relapse and hasn’t been well for a couple of weeks now. The best support available is being given to Paul. Hopefully he can get on the road to recovery.”

The star, who made 57 appearances for his country, has been in rehab seven times and was first sectioned under the Mental Health Act in 2008, following an incident at a Newcastle hotel.

His seventh stint in rehab was in January this year when he checked into a £6,000-a-month treatment clinic in Southampton. The most recent binge comes just months after he was hospitalised for an alcoholic breakdown.

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