Paul Gascoigne 'sectioned under the Mental Health Act' as Spurs offer support 7 years ago

Paul Gascoigne 'sectioned under the Mental Health Act' as Spurs offer support

The Premier League side have released a statement getting behind their former midfielder.

Paul Gascoigne has reportedly been sectioned under the Mental Health Act and placed on an emergency three-day detox.

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The 47-year-old former England star was taken in at 3am on Friday morning after a drinking binge, according to The Sun.

A spokesman for Tottenham said: “We are aware of the situation with Paul and continue to offer our support.”

Gary Mabbutt, Gascoigne former captain at the North London club, added: “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.”

According to the newspaper, police were called to Gascoigne's home in Poole, Dorset at 3.30pm on Thursday and accompanied him to hospital hours later.

“Paul arrived at hospital at about 3am surrounded by police and doctors," a source revealed. "He was not in a good state and they were really worried about him. He had been medically assessed during the afternoon before and was deemed to be OK.

“Then something obviously happened. He was put on a three-day detox.”

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