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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Waddle tweets 'I love you' message to troubled Gazza

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.

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