Gascoigne's life not in danger, says therapist
LONDON (AFP) - Troubled Paul Gascoigne remains in hospital in the United States as he battles alcoholism but there are no fears for his life, the former England star's long-time therapist revealed on Sunday.
Gascoigne, 45, who has struggled with alcoholism for years and was sectioned under Britain's mental health laws in 2008, is being treated at a rehabilitation clinic in Arizona at a cost of around US$30,000 (S$37,135) for a two-month stay.
Dr John McKeown, a psychotherapist who has worked with Gascoigne for more than 10 years, insists the ex-Tottenham, Newcastle and Lazio midfielder is not in immediate danger.
"Following reports today I feel it's appropriate to bring people up to date on Paul Gascoigne's condition," Dr McKeown said in a statement. "Paul has experienced severe complications with his detoxification. This is not unusual for someone who has been drinking as heavily as he has.