Agent: Gascoigne’s life in danger

AFP-JIJI

Paul Gascoigne’s life may be in danger, the troubled England soccer hero’s agent said late Saturday.

Terry Baker told BBC radio that the former Newcastle United, Tottenham Hotspur, Lazio and Rangers star, who has battled alcoholism and depression for many years, “immediately needs to get some help.”

He spoke as shocking pictures of the 45-year-old, looking bloated and dishevelled, appeared in Britain’s Sunday Mirror newspaper.

“I heard from Paul this evening and my best assessment would be — and I’ve told him this — he immediately needs to get some help,” said Baker.

The agent said Gascoigne had seemed “fairly incoherent” when they spoke on Saturday evening.

“Maybe no one can save him,” he added. “His life’s always in danger because he is an alcoholic, as he says.”