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Boozing Gazza back in rehab

London, Apr.26 : Troubled former England football star Paul Gascoigne, 40, has checked himself back into the Priory clinic just weeks after his release from a secure psychiatric unit.

The ex-England star is being treated for alcoholism and depression, The Sun reported.

A fellow patient said: "I asked him how he was doing and he said, 'I'm on the mend, I should be out of here soon.'

"He looked frail and thin but not in too bad a shape considering what a rough time he's had over the last few months," he added.

A month ago Gazza was released from a psychiatric unit at Middleton St George Hospital in Co Durham. He was detained following a two-month drink and drugs bender.

Story first published: Saturday, April 26, 2008, 13:19 [IST]
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