Paul Gascoigne opens up on booze ‘nightmare’ admitting ‘as soon as I begin, that is it’

Paul Gascoigne has opened up on how his booze habit “nightmare” left him with emotions of loneliness.

The England icon, 56, captured the hearts of the nation at Italia 90 due to his spectacular expertise and bigger than life character off the sphere. Gascoigne featured for the Three Lions once more at Euro 96 however was dropped for the 1998 World Cup by Glenn Hoddle, prompting an alcohol-fuelled rage from the midfielder.

Gascoigne’s troubles with alcohol solely worsened after he hung up his boots within the early-2000s, together with his drunken antics often being lined within the information. Now ‘Gazza’ has opened up concerning the detrimental results of his alcohol habit in a uncooked interview with Vinnie Jones.

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Speaking on Jones’ new TV collection, titled ‘Vinnie Jones in the Country’, Gascoigne mentioned: “Thing is, once I start, that’s it.” The ex-Wimbledon hard-man implied he too had skilled an analogous factor, earlier than Gascoigne added: “I can’t cease, it’s a nightmare.

“‌It wasn’t a lot the drink, it was the implications, Vinnie. God, f****** hell, the implications. The factor is, whenever you’re in it, you’re in it.

Paul Gascoigne struggled with alcohol addiction during his career and after retirement
Paul Gascoigne struggled with alcohol habit throughout his profession and after retirement

“Do you know what I mean? A nightmare. And then you become a loner, no one wants to speak to you.”

Gascoigne entered remedy periods in October 1998 after being admitted into Priory Hospital. He started a interval of sobriety however has since relapsed on a number of events.

Paul Gascoigne and Vinnie Jones are former foes turned friends
Paul Gascoigne and Vinnie Jones are former foes turned associates

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The former soccer hero was confirmed to have entered rehab once more in 2017 in an effort to cease consuming alcohol. That has seen a number of former team-mates and associates akin to Gary Lineker publicly voice their issues over Gascoigne’s welfare.

The documentary collection hosted by tough-tackling midfielder-turned-Hollywood actor Jones is accessible for followers to stream on Discovery+. It’s billed as being primarily based in 2,000 acres of West Sussex countryside, with the Hollywood star joined by totally different celebrities to speak about their careers.

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