Belfast Telegraph

Wednesday 22 October 2014

Gascoigne 'only having soft drinks'

Paul Gascoigne's agent dismissed reports that the former football star had hit the bottle

Paul Gascoigne remains "committed to his health and wellbeing" and has only been drinking soft drinks, a spokesman for the former football star has said.

The statement followed publication in The Sun of photographs of the ex-World Cup hero at a party in Dubai.

Gascoigne, whose clubs included Newcastle United, Spurs, Lazio, Rangers, Everton and Middlesbrough, has had a well-documented battle with drink and drugs and has undergone stints in rehab.

His agent Matt Jones said: "Paul Gascoigne is currently at home in Dorset after a week in Newcastle and a trip to Dubai for the England v Ukraine Euro 2012 match.

"Committed to his health and wellbeing - he works out every day - he has only been drinking soft drinks and non-alcoholic cocktails."

The newspaper said the photographs - which include one of the 45-year-old with pool cue chalk on his face - were taken at a Dubai hotel where fans were drinking.

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