Addict Gazza is hooked on sweets

ENGLAND legend Paul Gascoigne has described “the pain” of knowing he might start drinking again even though he recognises it might kill him – and has turned his addictive personality to an addiction to sweets.
A new documentary about the former England footballer reveals he is now addicted to the sweet treats, and that he spends £1,000 a year on anti-wrinkle jabs to counteract the ravages of drinking.
Gascoigne, who played for teams including Newcastle United and Tottenham Hotspur, was followed by a film crew for three months for an ITV documentary after his return from a treatment clinic in the United States where he overheard doctors say he might die.
The 46-year-old told the filmmakers: “I just remember one bit after the third day of being in hospital when he said ‘I don’t think this guy is going to make it’ and I sort of put my head up a little bit and I was like, tubes in my arms and an oxygen tank injecting round my heart and lungs and that. I just come forward and I went ‘I don’t want to die I need to water the plants’ and that was it and then I woke up two weeks later.”
Gascoigne, who describes himself as “an addictive personality”, said: “With me now if I did have a drink and relapse, it’s like becoming tipsy and merry is okay for a couple of days but like the next mouthful I’m so down, I’m so depressed, I cry. I do all that because I know inside I’m hurting myself again. I know where I’m heading, a wooden box. Or I’m back in treatment or hospital. Or getting sectioned.”


Kenny Dalglish to be subtitled in Liverpool documentary

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AMERICAN TV producers plan to subtitle Liverpool’s Scottish manager Kenny Dalglish in a new documentary being filmed behind the scenes at Anfield.
The Fox Soccer channel promises to show ‘things no one outside the inner sanctum has seen or experienced before’ with its six part fly-on-the-wall Our Liverpool: Never Walk Alone.
But for American audiences famed for struggling with British dialects, King Kenny may need to be translated for viewers.
David Nathanson, executive vice-president of Fox Soccer, said:”The ownership and management understand for this to be compelling television we need to document everything that happens – the good, the bad and the ugly.
“This is not a soft promotional piece. This is the inner workings revealed for the first time.”