Football legend Paul Gascoigne has claimed he cannot remember a curtailed speaking engagment in Northampton where he disappointed paying fans.
Guests, who paid £100 per ticket to hear anecdotes from the 1990 World Cup hero at a Cobblers-organised event at the Park Inn hotel on Thursday, saw him abandon the stage after only ten minutes after he burst into tears.
Audience members said he was also trembling uncontrollably and apologised after swearing several times while answering questions put to him by his agent.
Asked about by a reporter for The Sun last night his health following his apparent fragile state, he was reported to have replied: “What happened in Northampton?”
Guests were originally told Gascoigne, formerly of England Newcastle United, Tottenham Hotspur and Lazio, was too ill to appear but he eventually did and had to be helped on stage by Park Inn security guards.
A further 15 dates on his public speaking tour have now been cancelled.