Posted: Monday February 4, 2013 11:56 AM

Gascoigne sparks renewed health fears

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LONDON (AP) -Paul Gascoigne's appearance at a charity event, with his hands shaking uncontrollably and a stream of swear words tumbling out of his mouth, has sparked renewed fears about the health of one of England's most talented and popular footballers, with some are even saying his life is in danger.

Gordon Taylor, chief executive of the Professional Footballer's Association, said Monday that "he sounds as if he needs almost a 24-hour watching brief at the moment.''

Gascoigne wowed a global audience at the 1990 World Cup but has been plagued by alcohol and mental-health problems since quitting the game in 2005.

 
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