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Hey Gazza! Get A Job!
Published : 20 Mar 2013 20:46:12
Former Newcastle midfielder Paul Gascoigne says boredom was to blame for the latest setback in his efforts to beat alcohol addiction.
One thing Gazza has never been good at is listening to advice.
Well, if she's going to get out of the shit-hole he is currently in ... there's only one answer ... he needs to get a job.
If boredom is the problem - let's see him lift a hod; dig the roads; or do something useful.
Paul Gascoigne: "There was no-one to blame for my relapse.
" I might drink in the future but that's what it is, being an alcoholic.
"I didn't respond to (chief executive) Steve Spiegel (at) the Providence Projects (an alcohol and drug rehab organisation) and I should have done when I was feeling down and the support I got around the Providence was fantastic.
"I was just bored, that's the worst thing for me but I suppose it was me that made myself bored.
"The last 11 years, I've probably drank 14 months out of it. The press say I'm drinking all the time, it's not.
"I was three years sober and then I had a four or five weeks binge. It's just those little binges so I've just got to stop those binges.
"When I'm drinking, I forget about everyone and don't realise the hurt I'm doing to everyone but I've also got to think about the hurt I was doing to myself.
"I don't know if I'm ever going to touch a drink again. I just know that I'm not drinking today."
Source: Newcastle United Mad