Kaleem Aftab interviews Paul Gascoigne for The Independent:
One of the most interesting parts of the film sees Gascoigne discuss two deaths, many years apart, both of which he seemingly blames himself for having a hand in. As a young lad, Gascoigne was out with another child, who he was supposedly watching over, but was helpless as the child ran out in front of a car. The second tragedy occurred when he was an adult and led a campaign to encourage asthma users to play sport safely. On the phone, he told a young family member that it was OK to play football so long as he was careful and used his inhaler properly; the boy forgot his inhaler, played and died. No wonder Gascoigne describes the film as being “mostly talking about the same things that I talk about in rehab”.
That is horrific. Living all your live with the blame of a death of a friend can completely screw you up.