Paul Gascoigne’s representative dismisses booze relapse rumours

The troubled sportsman, who has battled drink demons and mental health problems for years, had a drink-driving charge against him dropped last year (11) and he was ordered to attend treatment for alcohol addiction.

Gascoigne sparked concerns for his health earlier this month (Jun12) after he allegedly slurred his words and slumped in his chair as he joined England soccer fans during a party in Dubai to watch their Euro 2012 match against Ukraine – but his representative insists the star is well and only consumes non-alcoholic beverages.

His agent Matt Jones tells Britain’s The Sun, “Paul Gascoigne is currently at home in Dorset (England) after a week in Newcastle and a trip to Dubai for the England v Ukraine Euro 2012 match.

“Committed to his health and wellbeing – he works out every day – he has only been drinking soft drinks and non-alcoholic cocktails.”