Paul Gascoigne claims he has 'died a couple of times' after battling demons but is now 'not scared of anything' | The Sun

Paul Gascoigne claims he has 'died a couple of times' after battling demons but is now 'not scared of anything' | The Sun

April 12, 2023

ENGLAND legend Paul Gascoigne has claimed he "died a couple of times" but is now "not scared of anything".

The Three Lions icon, 55, has struggled with alcohol addiction throughout his life and been admitted to hospital on a number of occasions.

In 2013, he was placed into a coma for three days while being treated for his addiction.

But having come through several life-threatening situations he's now fearless.

Speaking on the new reality show "Scared Of The Dark", he said: "I’m not scared of anything, because of what I’ve been through in my life."

He went on: "People keep saying, 'You’ve got more lives than a cat'. That’s because I have. 


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"I’ve had near death experience, 36 operations, I’ve died a couple of times and they’ve put me in a coma for 18 days."

Gascoigne is one of the most loved England players of all time.

He featured in two semi-finals for his country, falling just short at World Cup '90 and Euro '96.

The North East star also featured at club level for the likes of Newcastle, Tottenham, Lazio, Rangers, Middlesbrough and Everton.

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Now he is preparing to test that fearless streak as he appears on the Danny Dyer-hosted show "Scared Of The Dark".

The premise of the programme is that eight celebrities will be placed in a pitch black bunker for eight days and told to complete challenges.

Among the other people in there with Gascoigne will be former boxers Chris Eubank Sr and Nicola Adams, along with Scarlett Moffatt, Chris McCausland, Donna Preston, Chloe Burrows and Max George.

And Gascoigne admitted on Good Morning Britain earlier this week that he is claustrophobic.

He said: "I said to Danny Dyer at my interview 'are we going to be alright in there' and he replied 'well I will be because I'm not going there'."

Gazza added: "I thought I've got eight days in here, can I cope? I didn't know if I could do it. After a while I got used to it.

'I'm claustrophobic and scared of the dark but I've conquered them now. It was a bunch of great guys."

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