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I'm back on track after booze 'blip', says Gascoigne

By Scott D'Arcy

Former England footballer Paul Gascoigne has said he is back on the straight and narrow after "one blip" in his drink struggle.

The 48-year-old was said to have had "a bad week" after pictures emerged of him with cuts to his face, appearing to carry a bottle of alcohol and being accompanied by a police officer.

Gascoigne, who is affectionately known to fans as Gazza, was not admitted to hospital or rehab, according to his management A1 Sporting Speakers, after reports in The Sun newspaper that he had relapsed last week.

In a Facebook message, the former Newcastle, Spurs and Rangers player said: "Thanks so much for all your support. U would think they would leave me alone but it is good sometimes being famous.

"I've done really well for 11 mths, I have one blip and I get hammered for it. I'm back on track now.

"I'm not perfect and don't want to be either but I am trying my best always. I love YOUS all."

His management also posted a picture showing the ex-sportsman with some small cuts on his face, taken on Saturday morning.

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