Paul Gascoigne, former soccer star, hospitalized

Paul Gascoigne was hospitalized after collapsing outside a hotel in London. (Reuters/Russell...

Paul Gascoigne was hospitalized after collapsing outside a hotel in London. (Reuters/Russell Cheyne//Files)

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Fallen British soccer icon Paul Gascoigne was hospitalized on Monday after collapsing outside a hotel in London.

Staff at the Royal National Hotel called for an ambulance after the 46-year-old former sports star passed out, and he was reportedly taken to the University College Hospital nearby.

"He looked in a really bad state," a source tells Britain's The Sun. "He was hardly conscious. He was wearing the same clothes he was spotted wearing all the weekend. He was on his crutches but couldn't stand up. He kept wandering in and out of the hotel and then he collapsed."

The scare comes just four days after Gascoigne was arrested on suspicion of being drunk and disorderly in Hertfordshire, England last Thursday.

Gascoigne spent time in a U.S. rehab facility earlier this year in a bid to address his alcoholism, but he is believed to have turned to drinking again following a hip operation last month.


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