Rangers legend Paul Gascoigne broke down on live TV thanking the public for getting him through his darkest times.

Gazza was teary on Good Morning Britain today  as he spoke about his inner demons.

The 52-year-old has struggled with alcoholism and was recently cleared of sexually assaulting a woman on a train.

Paul Gascoigne breaks down on GMB

Sitting down with hosts Piers Morgan and Susannah Reid, Gazza got emotional as he spoke about how the public has helped him through his toughest times.

Fighting back the tears he said: “I love the public.

“They’re right behind me.

“It’s the lies that are hard.

“When you’re famous like the person I am, you’ve got to take the good with the bad.”

Paul Gascoigne said he often sits down to talk to homeless people

Gascoigne continued: “I accept some of the bad stuff I did.

“When I feel bad I go down to the high street.”

The Rangers star said that he ‘never turned down a selfie’ and often sits down with the homeless.

“I take a day at a time,” he added.

“I needed my ego smashed.

“The biggest thing I had to come through was ask for help.”

We reveals that Gazza has forked out £20,000 on anti-alcohol tablets in a bid to deal with his addiction.

Paul Gascoigne was interviewed by GMB hosts on Monday

He said: “I’ve been to Australia, and spent £20,000 including all the travel, to get an operation that stops me drinking.

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“You get pellets in your stomach and it makes you feel sick if you have too much.

“It means you can have a beer or a glass of wine and socialise, but you cannot have any more.”

The former sports hero has suffered with addiction for years.

“There’s been long spells when I don’t drink… being an alcoholic there’s sometimes you just want to get smashed,” he added.

“I’m no angel but I’m an honest guy.”

*Good Morning Britain airs weekdays at 6am on ITV.

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