Former England footballer Gary Mabbutt has spoken to ITV Daybreak about his friend, and former team player Paul Gascoigne.
The football star had a 'bad reaction' to a detox at a US clinic but is reportedly on the 'long road to recovery'.
Mabutt said: "I spoke to him last Sunday and he was in a very bad way."
He added that on Monday, he spoke to his doctor and said, "I need help."
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