Paul Gascoigne recovering from car accident

Former England midfielder Paul Gascoigne is recovering in

hospital from a car accident.

Gascoigne was in a “serious but not life-threatening”

condition in Newcastle General Hospital, Northumbria police said


The former player was one of three people in a Vauxhall Astra

that crashed at Sandhill on Newcastle’s quayside on Sunday


“For reasons yet to be established, the car left the road and

collided with a lamppost,” police said.

Another man was also being treated for injuries. The third

person in the car, a 36-year-old woman, was discharged from the

hospital and arrested on suspicion of drink-driving.

The 1990 World Cup star was “comfortable” according to a

statement from Newcastle General Hospital.

Gascoigne scored 10 goals in 57 matches for England. He played

for Newcastle, Tottenham, Lazio, Rangers and Middlesbrough before

his career was cut short by injuries and off-field troubles.

In March, the 43-year-old Gascoigne was charged with driving

under the influence of alcohol and without insurance. The case was

adjourned until July.