Gascoigne is sectioned (involuntary hospitalization under the Mental Health Act) and placed on a three-day emergency alcohol detoxification stint. Medics had visited his house at Poole in Dorset hours earlier, but found him to be okay. A former Spurs teammate:
He has been detained for his best interests. Paul has had a relapse and hasn’t been well for a couple of weeks now. The best support available is being given to Paul. Hopefully he can get on the road to recovery.