Gazza ‘win­ning booze bat­tles’

Daily Star Sunday - - FRONT PAGE - ■ by ED GLEAVE sun­day@dai­

PAUL Gas­coigne is win­ning his bat­tle with booze thanks to sup­port from fans.

The ex-Eng­land ace, 50, has strug­gled with al­co­hol ad­dic­tion for years but “turned a cor­ner” in re­cent weeks.

And his step­daugh­ter Bianca, left, says his le­gions of fans are help­ing Gazza to stay on track. She told the Daily Star Sun­day: “There is so much sup­port for dad. It’s lovely that he gets so much. It’s re­ally heart­warm­ing for us. And he’s re­ally well at the mo­ment.”

Gazza was look­ing up­beat last week at an “au­di­ence with” event in Birm­ing­ham, right.

He was beam­ing as he laughed and joked on stage and seemed a world away from the man who was close to death just a few years ago.

He is still loved by mil­lions for his per­for­mances for clubs in­clud­ing Spurs, New­cas­tle, Rangers and at the 1990 World Cup with Eng­land.

Bianca said: “I get peo­ple ask­ing about dad all the time. I like talk­ing about him – he’s my dad and I love him so much. “It’s a plea­sure to tell peo­ple about how he’s get­ting on and to talk about peo­ple’s me­mories of him play­ing.

“Peo­ple like talk­ing about his best mo­ments. He’s a leg­end.”

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