Date: 4th December 2017 at 6:00pm
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Newcastle United legend Paul Gascoigne has pulled out of a public appearance due to ‘ill health’

Gazza was booked to speak at a Newcastle Legends event in his native Dunston, Gateshead, on Wednesday December 6th alongside his former team-mate Peter Beardsley.

However, the event will now go ahead without Gascoigne.

Newcastle Legends director Steve Wraith wrote on Twitter: “Gazza has had to withdraw from the event this Wednesday due to ill health.

“An evening with Peter Beardsley will go ahead. All customers have been contacted via email provided on purchase.

“If you bought tickets from Groupon please contact them direct. We wish Paul well on his recovery.”

Gascoigne, who spent four seasons with the Magpies in the late 80s as a youngster, has suffered with numerous health problems over the years, and the news that he has been forced to withdraw from the event in Gateshead this week has sparked further concern over the former England star’s wellbeing.