England legend Paul Gascoigne, 52, is catapulted off quad bike

England legend Paul Gascoigne, 52, is catapulted off quad bike after crashing into boulder on booze-free Benidorm break leaving him ‘cut to pieces’ with a broken thumb

  • Paul Gascoigne hit a boulder and backflipped over his quad bike in Benidorm
  • Former England ace said he was ‘cut to bits’ and broke his thumb in the crash  
  • The 52-year-old has been horse riding and jet skiing on alcohol-free holiday  

Paul Gascoigne has revealed he broke his thumb and was ‘cut to pieces’ after he was involved in a quad bike crash in Benidorm. 

The former England ace, who has been enjoying a holiday in the Spanish seaside resort, said he backflipped over the bike after smashing into a boulder. 

But the 52-year-old said he swiftly recovered and is ‘feeling great’ after spending time horse riding and jet skiing on the alcohol-free trip. 

Paul Gascoigne (pictured here on June 24 in Magaluf) broke his thumb and was ‘cut to pieces’ after he was involved in a quad bike crash in Benidorm 

Gascoigne flew out to Benidorm in June and came back to the UK for a brief spell before returning to Spain on July 5. 

The recovering addict told the Olive Press he had been avoiding alcohol at the Costa Blanca resort, adding: ‘I can drink in my own house if I want to, I don’t have to come to Benidorm to do that.’

Detailing the crash, he said he was left ‘cut to pieces’ after ‘going crazy through some trees’ two days ago. 

He told the paper: ‘I went a bit crazy going through some trees on a quad bike, hit a boulder and backflipped over the quad.

‘I was cut to bits and broke my thumb – it’s well out.’

But the former Tottenham midfielder, who has famously battled alcohol addiction, said he had been ‘working out every day for the past six weeks’ and was ‘keeping busy and enjoying life.’

The 52-year-old (pictured left in Magaluf in June), said he was ‘feeling great’ despite the accident

MailOnline has contacted Gascoigne’s spokesman for comment. 

On June 23, Gazza was filmed allegedly joining in a foul-mouthed chant at Benidorm’s Ibrox Bar.

Gascoigne, who played for historically Protestant-supporting club Rangers, sang an adaptation of Tina Turner’s Simply The Best which hit out the the leader of the Catholic Church and the predominantly Catholic Irish nationalists.

A video published by the bar shows fans insert lyrics into the verse.

They sing: ‘I call you when I need you, my heart’s on fire. F*** the Pope and the IRA. You come to me, come come to me wild and wired. F*** the Pope and the IRA.’ 

Gascoigne was seen waving at and greeting members of the crowd and appearing to sing the expletive-laden lyrics in front of a portrait of a young Queen Elizabeth II. 

Gazza has been spending time horse riding and jet skiing on the alcohol-free trip

And on May 31, the PFA and the Sporting Chance Clinic reached out to Gascoigne after footage emerged showing the former England star apparently drunk and asking a man for cocaine.

He was caught on camera seemingly offering money for the Class A drug. Gascoigne attempted to allay fears, tweeting that he was ‘well and safe’.

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