Paul Gascoigne In Car Crash In Newcastle – Seriously Injured

Worrying news today that former Newcastle player Paul Gascoigne is in a “serious but not life-threatening” condition in Newcastle General Hospital after a car crash.

Paul Gascoigne – in serious condition in Newcastle General Hospital

The car crash took place in his home town of Newcastle upon Tyne, and involved a Vauxhall Astra last night around 9:45pm local time at Sandhill, on the Newcastle Quayside.

Gascoigne was a passenger in the car and it reportedly veered off the road and hit a signpost.  It does sound a bit like drink was involved and a 36 year-old woman who was presumably driving,  has been arrested for drunk-driving.

A spokesperson for Newcastle General Hospital, where Paul was taken, has said today the former Newcastle and England star, and another man, are being  treated for their injuries.

The condition of both men is said to be “serious but not life-threatening”.

We have to hope that both of them will make a full and speedy recovery.

9 comments so far

  • Robin_S

    Jun 14, 2010 at 1:51 PM

    Comment #1

    The man is on self destruction. Such a shame because if he was fit he would have been a pundit at the world cup I bet

  • MacToon

    Jun 14, 2010 at 1:57 PM

    Comment #2

    Drink driving is crazy…. u spill far too much!

    Gazza had a head injury so he should be alreeeet.

    Seriously, hope he recovers soon and all involved.

  • AngerOfTheNorth

    Jun 14, 2010 at 2:51 PM

    Comment #3

    “It does sound a bit like drink was involved”
    It “sounds” like drink was involved? What makes you think that Ed?

    “and a 36 year-old woman who was presumably driving…”
    But how on earth have you come to this hypothesis?

    “has been arrested for drunk-driving.”
    Genius Sherlock!

  • ronaldeano

    Jun 14, 2010 at 3:47 PM

    Comment #4

    The docs at Newcastle General saved my life in 2006, Gazzas in good hands there….

  • Thump

    Jun 14, 2010 at 4:09 PM

    Comment #5

    I’ll always remember the shape he was in before the SBR game when he was off the drink. How he was talking about how he’s never felt so fit in his life… then I remember seeing him on BBC News when it broke that Sir Bobby had passed on and seeing Gazza sitting in his front room – quite obviously after a few drinks – looking like the shell had been emptied.

    Wish he’d see sense before the drink does him in.

  • ksmit

    Jun 14, 2010 at 4:09 PM

    Comment #6

    @ Anger, why all the sarcasm on here from you and other posters recently? Ed is doing a fantastic job on this blog and I’m really not sure why people feel the need to constantly throw little barbs out! For all of you that are complaining that this is an NUFC blog and not a world cup blog check out how much news there is on transfers etc. right now! Ed seems to have covered everything that is NUFC related and also touches on the world cup (specifically England… but he is English and NUFC is an English team with mostly English fans!) The man is doing a fantastic job and hopefully will continue to cover what he is covering and doing a fantastic job. He is not the media and will therefore state his opinions and not just the overall appearance of what things are. He doesn’t say that your opinions are stupid etc. so why not respect his as well? If you have a difference of opinion, go ahead and say it but no need to call him an idiot! From my perspective I happen to agree with him on MOST things so obviously he is not the only person with these viewpoints!

  • Ericles

    Jun 14, 2010 at 4:13 PM

    Comment #7

    Seems it was not Gazza’s fault this crash. Hope he will be OK and take advantage of his lay up to get back on the straight and narrow. See sense lad before it is too late. All the best for a good recovery. Lay back and enjoy the World Cup.

  • AngerOfTheNorth

    Jun 14, 2010 at 5:35 PM

    Comment #8

    Calm down Ksmit… I was actually just pulling Ed’s leg a bit, sorry if sarcasm didn’t come over fully in the way it was written.

    I’ve no idea if you can see a poster’s past comments on here, but if you can you’ll see that I’ve defended Ed against a number of whingers before now. Just the way Ed “deduced” that the girl might have been driving and may have had a few drinks – from the fact that she’d been done for drink driving – tickled me, that’s all.

    As for Gazza, it is a shame to see the guy go downhill like this, however I have to argue that it’s no more or less of a shame than anyone else going in the same direction. He needs to realise that he has a problem and decide to do something about it for himself though. Sadly I can’t see that happening in time. It didn’t for George Best, who arguably was more mentally stable.

  • Bucks mag

    Jun 15, 2010 at 1:01 AM

    Comment #9

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