Troubled British soccer star Paul Gascoigne was sectioned on Friday (24Oct14) following another alcohol binge.

The former sportsman relapsed once more in his battle with booze and police were called to his home in Dorset, England on Thursday (23Oct14).

He had been assessed by medics that same day and deemed fit, but his condition worsened and he was rushed to hospital in the early hours of Friday morning.

His friend and former soccer teammate Gary Mabbutt tells British newspaper The Sun, "He has been detained for his best interests. Paul has had a relapse and hasn't been well for a couple of weeks now... The best support available is being given to Paul. Hopefully he can get on the road to recovery."

Former England international Gascoigne was sectioned under the U.K.'s Mental Health Act and placed in an emergency three-day detox.

He was previously sectioned in 2008.