Paul Gascoigne is off the drink and back working as he aims to get his life back on track.
The former England star was placed in an emergency three-day detox after he was sectioned under the Mental Health Act at the end of October.
But, in today’s Daily Star, Gazza said: “I’m doing better and it is nice to know people care. I’m taking it one day at a time and just laying low for the time being.
“It’s been a difficult time but I am just taking it one step at a time.”
Gascoigne was detained for up to six weeks in October when friends became concerned about his health following a drinking binge that left him in a distressed state.
“I’m doing a lot of work with my doctors and with my psychiatrist and that’s still going on now,” added Gascoigne.
“Back to work and I think it will make me feel better and I need the money. Thank you to everyone who is wishing me well.”