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Gazza back in rehab to get 'free of his demons'

Paul Gascoigne Credit: PA

Paul Gascoigne's management company has confirmed that the former Newcastle, Middlesbrough and England football star is in rehab once again.

The troubled star was recently in hospital where he was treated for multiple injuries, following a disturbance at a hotel in London, in which he plunged down a flight of stairs.

Witnesses said that he was drunk at the time and had been shouting abuse at people.

Last year the former Tottenham star was said to be devastated at the death of his 22-year-old nephew Jay Kerrigan-Gascoigne, who was suffering from a long-running battle with mental health illness.

He was found dead in his girlfriend's apartment in Gateshead.

Today, A1 Sporting Speakers posted the following message on Facebook:

"Paul wants to let everyone know that he has gone into rehab. We have spent nearly every day helping him through his annus horribulus since Jay [Paul Gascoigne's nephew] passed away. He is making a serious effort to get free of his demons and trying to become alcohol free for 2017. I'm not religious at all but if any of you are, say a prayer for him."

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Troubled ex-footballer Paul Gascoigne has used social media to update his followers of his condition, following an incident at a hotel in London last week, which left him injured.

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Former Newcastle United and England star Paul Gascoigne was treated in hospital for a head injury following a disturbance, in which he was reportedly pushed down a flight of stairs on Tuesday, December 27th.

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Paul Gascoigne faces trial after denying racially-aggravated offence

Paul Gascoigne arriving at Dudley Magistrates Court on Wednesday Credit: PA

Former England football star Paul Gascoigne is to stand trial later this year after pleading not guilty to a racially-aggravated public order offence.

The former Newcastle, Tottenham and Rangers midfielder is alleged to have used "threatening or abusive words" towards a security guard during An Evening With Gazza show in Wolverhampton in November last year.

The 49-year-old ex-footballer, who lives in Dorset, was granted unconditional bail at Dudley Magistrates' Court until a trial on September 19.

Paul Gascoigne alleged race abuse court case adjourned

Court case involving Paul Gascoigne has been adjourned Credit: PA

A criminal prosecution brought against football veteran Paul Gascoigne has been adjourned until next week.

Ex Newcastle United star Gascoigne, who was charged earlier this month with racially abusing a security guard, did not attend a brief hearing at Dudley Magistrates' Court in the West Midlands.

The 49-year-old former Tottenham and Rangers star is alleged to have used abusive or insulting words, causing racially aggravated harassment and alarm, during An Evening With Gazza show in Wolverhampton in November last year.

Gascoigne, whose contact address was listed on official court documents as a law firm in Bedfordshire, was not represented at Wednesday's hearing.

A court clerk dealing with the proceedings told reporters the case had been "administratively adjourned" with the consent of a district judge until Wednesday next week.

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Paul Gascoigne's nephew reported dead in Gateshead

It is understood that Paul Gascoigne's 22-year-old nephew Jay Kerrigan has been found dead at a block of flats in Gateshead.

Warwick Court, Gateshead Credit: ITV News

Police say a man's body was found at Warwick Court in the early hours of Saturday morning.

No one else is thought to be involved and police are preparing a report for the coroner.

Warwick Court, Gateshead Credit: ITV News

Friends and family, including Paul Gascoigne, have posted emotional messages and tributes to the 22-year-old on social media.

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Former Newcastle United and England star Paul Gascoigne has revealed he receives text messages asking if he's dead, because of his well-publicised battle with alcoholism.

The 48-year-old was recently pictured battered and bruised after suffering a relapse.

Gascoigne told Good Morning Britain that seeing the front-page images were a stark reminder of "how bad" he is when he suffers what he calls "a blip" in his fight with drink.

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