England legend Paul Gascoigne opens his heart to The Sun to reveal the truth about his horrific car crash and fight with alcohol.
The nation’s favourite footballing son turned to Onside PR in a bid to end much of the nonsense that was being spoken about him – and reassure his supporters that he would not give up the fight.
Gazza spoke exclusively to The Sun in a Newcastle hotel and pledged to do everything possible to give up alcohol.
He told how his brush with death had left him wanting to join his beloved Sir Bobby Robson in the afterlife until he realised he had to get his life together.
Gascoigne pledged to win his greatest battle, against the bottle rather than an opponent on the pitch, before turning his attention to his former countrymen and the World Cup.
The former Spurs and Newcastle midfielder was reduced to tears again after watching England crash out of the competition to Germany.