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Former footballer and sports presenter Gary Lineker has said Paul Gascoigne has got to help himself recover from his alcohol problems.
Speaking at a TV conference in Edinburgh, he said: "I wish him well but ultimately it's got to come from Paul."
Video courtesy of Edinburgh International Television Festival.
Ex-England star Chris Waddle has tweeted messages of support to his former teammate Paul Gascoigne.
Gascoigne, who has battled with alcoholism for long periods, was pictured looking frail and gaunt as parademics helped him into an ambulance yesterday.
Waddle sent the affectionate messages to fellow Geordie Gascoigne including a picture of the pair during England's famous World Cup campaign at Italy 1990.
Harry Redknapp has offered an open invitation to Paul Gascoigne to help out with coaching his young players at QPR as he voiced his concern for the former England midfielder's health.
The 47-year-old has a long history of problems with alcohol, and is said to have been taken away by emergency services from his home in Dorset on Thursday. Pictures published on Friday morning showed Gascoigne looking gaunt and almost unrecognisable from his days turning out for the likes of Tottenham and Newcastle.
Since relocating to the South Coast, Gascoigne now lives in close proximity to Redknapp, who revealed he would jump at the chance to give him a way back into the game.
''He is a great lad and it is just sad to see how he is looking at the moment,'' the QPR boss said. '"I saw him about a month ago and I said 'I will pick you up in the mornings Gazza, come training with me. Do a little bit of work with the kids'. I would love it if he would do that. If he wants to do it, I would pick him up every morning at 5:45am at the end of his road and bring him in.
"He could go and do some coaching with the kids. I would love it if he would do that - that is an open invitation to him."
Paul Gascoigne's daughter has thanked fans who offered sympathy after shocking photographs showed him looking gaunt and frail as he was helped into an ambulance.
The ex-England footballer, now 47, has a long history of problems with alcohol and was reportedly found slumped outside his home.
Bianca Gascoigne, 27, received messaged of support from fans who remember him fondly from his time at clubs including Newcastle, Tottenham and Rangers.
John Rae's tweet was one of the ones she retweeted:
Bianca, a model and reality TV star, wrote herself:
Earlier this week it was reported that Gascoigne could return to football after signing for a Sunday league club in Bournemouth.