Football - Gascoigne hospitalised but not in danger

Paul Gascoigne remains in hospital in the United States but there are no fears for his life, according to his long-time therapist.

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Paul Gascoigne is being monitored at a hospital in the United States

The former England midfielder, 45, travelled to a clinic in Arizona earlier this week in a bid to tackle his alcohol addiction. He suffered a bad reaction to the detox programme he was placed on at the clinic and his former Tottenham team-mate Gary Mabbutt told Sky Sports News that Gascoigne was moved to the intensive care unit of a local hospital.

Dr John McKeown, a psychotherapist who has worked with Gascoigne for more than 10 years, said in a statement: "Following reports today I feel it's appropriate to bring people up to date on Paul Gascoigne's condition."

The statement continued: "Paul has experienced severe complications with his detoxification. This is not unusual for someone who has been drinking as heavily as he has.

"Paul was transferred from the US Clinic Cottonwood to a local hospital to be monitored so as to be completely satisfied that there are no other complications to his health.

"He is still receiving that care but the hospital has reassured me that he is up and about walking. There are no fears for his life. We will aim to keep everyone concerned updated on a regular basis."

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