Ex-England star Paul Gascoigne taken to hospital

The daughter of troubled former football star Paul Gascoigne has thanked well-wishers after he was pictured being put into an ambulance after reportedly being found slumped outside his home.

The ex-England player has a long history of problems with alcohol, and yesterday the 47-year-old is said to have been taken away by emergency services from his home in Dorset.

Pictures published today show Gascoigne looking gaunt and almost unrecognisable from his footballing glory days.

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Lineker: Any help 'has got to come from Gazza himself'

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."

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