Report: Paul Gascoigne sectioned following drinking binge

Former Spurs and England player Paul Gascoigne looks on during the Barclays Premier League match between Tottenham Hotspur and Everton at White Hart Lane on April 7,
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Former England international Paul Gascoigne is reportedly undergoing an emergency three-day detox following a drinking binge.

Former England international Paul Gascoigne has reportedly been sectioned under the Mental Health Act following a drinking binge earlier this week.

According to The Sun, the 47-year-old, who first sought treatment for alcohol abuse in 1998, was taken to hospital in the early hours of Friday morning and placed on an emergency three-day detox.

Former Tottenham Hotspur teammate Gary Mabbutt told BT Sport: "Paul hasn't been well for the past couple of weeks, he wants to get better and he's asked for help. He is being looked after very well, he has got a lot of support around him."

Gascoigne earned 57 caps in a 10-year career with England.

Former Spurs and England player Paul Gascoigne looks on during the Barclays Premier League match between Tottenham Hotspur and Everton at White Hart Lane on April 7,
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