Former football star Paul Gascoigne is now out of intensive care in America.
Gazza broke down at a charity event in the UK last week and then went to America to check-in to a rehabilitation centre.
The former Newcastle and Middlesbrough player was admitted to hospital after having a bad reaction to a detox process.
His former England football colleague Gary Mabbutt spoke to ITV's Daybreak about his concerns for his friend.
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