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Gazza worried about Gaza

Paul Gascoigne has revealed he used to get paranoid hearing the Gaza Strip mentioned on the news because he feared it was another negative news story about him.

The former England footballer - known as Gazza - has opened up about his life and career in a new documentary film Gascoigne, which had its premiered last night.

The 48-year-old from Gateshead has also battled mental illness, drugs and alcohol addiction, but last month won victory in the High Court as one of the celebrities awarded damages for phone hacking by Mirror Group Newspapers.

Gascoigne said: You know the term the Gaza Strip, remember that? The news would come on 'And the Gazza...' and I'd be like 'What's that?!' and I realised it was the Gaza Strip."