Paul Gascoigne has gone back to rehab to make "a serious effort to get free of his demons" and try "to become alcohol free" in 2017, his agent has said.
He was found dead in his girlfriend's apartment in Gateshead.
The statement said: "Paul wants to let everyone know that he has gone into rehab. We have spent nearly every day helping him through his annus horribilis since Jay 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."
Gascoigne has suffered from alcoholism for more than 20 years.
His admission to rehab comes over a week after he was allegedly kicked down a staircase at a London hotel.