A day or so ago the news from the States regarding Paul was not good. He had collapsed and was in intensive care. Today's the news is more hopeful.
The rehab centre where Paul was receiving treatment rushed him to hospital intensive care following his collapse. This has been recorded as due to “catastrophic reaction” to his dettox program. Paul was receiving rehab treatment at the Meadows clinic in Arizona.
Gary Mabbutt, a friend of Paul's plus an old team-mate, told the Mirror that Paul should soon be fit enough to return to the rehab centre and continue his treatment.
Most people knew that it was 'make or break time' for Gazza but few probably realised the extent of his health problems.
Friends such as Lord Sugar, Alan Shearer, Gary Lineker, Ronnie Irani and Chris Evans have all pledged to help by whatever means necessary. Financial help for the treatment could be needed. It is expected that Paul will stay in the rehab centre for around six-weeks. This will cost in the region of £30,000 . Then of course there will be hospital costs, flights, after-care and more.
Most people were aware that Gazza had faced a uphill struggle against the magnetic pull of 'booze' but his predicament went public around a week or so ago. He broke down and sobbed in front of a room full of fans, during a charity event. Physically he has looked unwell for some time.
Supporters rallied to Gazza's aid and he was hastily sent to the American rehab centre. If the support and good wishes of people could turn this tragedy around Gazza would be as good as new in no time at all. As it is we will have to wait and see. Once again best wishes are sent to Paul for a good and speedy recovery.