FORMER Newcastle United star Paul Gascoigne has been treated in an intensive care unit of a US hospital.
The 45-year-old went to a clinic to help his battle against alcohol addiction, but was taken ill and needed hospital care.
Former Tottenham Hotspur team-mate Gary Mabbutt said yesterday that Gascoigne had a bad reaction to a detox treatment at a clinic in Arizona and was admitted to hospital for observation.
Mr Mabbutt said the indications were he was recovering and would soon be well enough to return to the clinic.
“I spoke to Paul’s medical team in the UK this morning,” he said yesterday.
“They had spoken to Paul and he’s recovering, and hopefully soon he will be back into the clinic to continue his rehab. Over the years he has had a lot of support from the football family, but of course it could be a long road to recovery.
“Now Paul’s asked for the help, we can focus on getting through this.”
The move came following a charity appearance in Northampton during which the former Tottenham, Lazio and Newcastle United star appeared unwell and shaking, before breaking down and sobbing on stage in front of a room full of fans.