Associated Press  |  Last updated February 10, 2013
Former England midfielder Paul Gascoigne is recovering in intensive care at a hospital in the United States following a setback in his battle to beat alcoholism, close friend Gary Mabbutt said Sunday. Gascoigne, a star of the 1990 World Cup, flew to Arizona this week to receive urgent treatment for alcohol addiction after a relapse. ''The first part of the treatment was the detox and unfortunately Paul had a very bad reaction to the detox which meant that as a precaution he was moved from the clinic to a hospital where he was put in intensive care so that they could monitor him,'' Mabbutt told Sky Sports News. ''But I spoke to his medical team here in the U.K. who spoke to Paul this morning. It's not a life-threatening situation and Paul is back on the road to recovery and hopefully soon he will be back into the clinic to continue his rehab.'' Footballers past and present have offered support to ''Gazza,'' one of England's most talented and much-loved footballers, after seeing i...
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