Paul Gascoigne is rushed to HOSPITAL after injuring his shoulder on Italian I'm A Celebrity


Paul Gascoigne has been taken to hospital after appearing to dislocate his shoulder during the Italian reality show Island Of The Famous.

The former England star, 53, could be seen gripping his arm in pain after completing an assault course with his fellow islanders on the endurance based TV series – Italy’s version of the globally syndicated I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here!

It came after Gazza also made the hilarious admission that among his vast collection of tattoos he even has a flower inked on his manhood, in the hope that it will turn it ‘into a tree.’

Ouch! Paul Gascoigne has been taken to hospital after appearing to dislocate his shoulder during the Italian reality show Island Of The Famous

Ouch! Paul Gascoigne has been taken to hospital after appearing to dislocate his shoulder during the Italian reality show Island Of The Famous

For the show, Paul appeared to be in the midst of completing an assault course with his fellow Islanders, stripping down to a pair of red beach shorts and a blue life vest.

The sportsman had to dash across the beach before climbing over a netted wall, wading through another cargo net and climbing onto the platform to shoot a ball through a basketball hoop.

The celebrities were competing to win a treat of spaghetti and meatballs for dinner, but it was soon clear that Paul had injured himself. 

Nasty injury: The former England star could be seen gripping his arm in pain after completing an assault course with his fellow islanders on the endurance based TV series

Nasty injury: The former England star could be seen gripping his arm in pain after completing an assault course with his fellow islanders on the endurance based TV series

That's got to hurt! For the show, Paul appeared to be in the midst of completing an assault course

Gruelling: The sportsman joined the other celebrities taking on the challenge

That’s got to hurt! For the show, Paul appeared to be in the midst of completing an assault course with his fellow Islanders,

Over we go! The assault course saw the celebrities split into two teams to race through the assault course

Over we go! The assault course saw the celebrities split into two teams to race through the assault course

Competitive: The sportsman had to dash across the beach before climbing over a netted wall, wading through another cargo net

Competitive: The sportsman had to dash across the beach before climbing over a netted wall, wading through another cargo net

What's going on? The celebrities were competing to win a treat of spaghetti and meatballs for dinner

Worries! It was soon clear that Paul had injured himself

What’s going on? The celebrities were competing to win a treat of spaghetti and meatballs for dinner, but it was soon clear that Paul had injured himself 

Gripping his arm in pain, the host could be heard saying: ‘What’s happened to Paul, he looks in trouble?’

Contestant Gilles Rocca helped Paul away from the cameras to the medical team and correspondent Massimiliano Rosolino told viewers: ‘He hurt his shoulder. The doctor is there and he helped him right away. I don’t know how he is but we have an extraordinary team.’

He later confirmed: ‘Paul is with the medics but the initial view is that he is not seriously hurt.’

Paul was then noticeably absent for the rest of that evening’s show, and missed the latest round of nominations. 

MailOnline has contacted representatives for Paul Gascoigne for comment. 

Dramatic: Gripping his arm in pain, the host could be heard saying: 'What's happened to Paul, he looks in trouble?'

Dramatic: Gripping his arm in pain, the host could be heard saying: ‘What’s happened to Paul, he looks in trouble?’

Close call: Contestant Gilles Rocca helped Paul away from the cameras to waiting a medical team

Close call: Contestant Gilles Rocca helped Paul away from the cameras to waiting a medical team

Is he hurt? Host Massimiliano Rosolino later told viewers: 'Paul is with the medics but the initial view is that he is not seriously hurt'

Is he hurt? Host Massimiliano Rosolino later told viewers: ‘Paul is with the medics but the initial view is that he is not seriously hurt’

Recovering: Paul was then noticeably absent for the rest of that evening's show, and missed the latest round of nominations

Recovering: Paul was then noticeably absent for the rest of that evening’s show, and missed the latest round of nominations

The former Newcastle United and England footballer is currently in Honduras after jetting to the Central Americas country for an appearance on the gruelling series.

During the show Paul also made the stunning confession that he has a flower tattooed on his manhood, leaving his co-stars baffled as to why he’d opt for such an inking.

He told YouTube star Awed – real name Simone Paciello – that his penis tattoo ‘turns into a tree,’ leading the influencer to reply: ‘That’s the stupidest thing you’ve said to me.’ 

Taking on the challenge: The former Newcastle United footballer is currently in Honduras after jetting to the Central Americas country for an appearance on the gruelling series

Taking on the challenge: The former Newcastle United footballer is currently in Honduras after jetting to the Central Americas country for an appearance on the gruelling series

You've got what? During the show Paul also made the stunning confession that he has a flower tattooed on his manhood, leaving his co-stars baffled as to why he'd opt for such an inking

You’ve got what? During the show Paul also made the stunning confession that he has a flower tattooed on his manhood, leaving his co-stars baffled as to why he’d opt for such an inking

Odd: He told YouTube star Awed – real name Simone Paciello – that his penis tattoo 'turns into a tree'

Odd: He told YouTube star Awed – real name Simone Paciello – that his penis tattoo ‘turns into a tree’

He's still go it! Paul proved that even in his 50s he could keep up with some of his fellow co-stars

Off he goes! The star sped off through the assault course

He’s still go it! Paul proved that even in his 50s he could keep up with some of his fellow co-stars as he attempted to complete the assault courts

Where is he? Later in the show Paul was noticeably absent from the nominations after being taken to hospital to seek treatment for his shoulder

Where is he? Later in the show Paul was noticeably absent from the nominations after being taken to hospital to seek treatment for his shoulder

Gazza also admitted he has the names of his manager Katie Davies, her husband and their two children inked on his wrist, joking: ‘At least I didn’t get the dog.’

Among Gazza’s most iconic inkings are multiple tributes to his mum and dad, barbed wire which symbolises Jesus’ crown of thorns, and a sullen portrait of his stepdaughter Bianca. 

It comes amid reports that Gazza is being paid around 7,000 euros (£5,981) for each week he is taking part in the show.

According to the newspaper Il Messaggero, the sportsman has signed a contract for the weekly fee alongside actress Vera Gemma, actor Brando Giorgi, former Italian Strictly star Giles Rocca and actor Roberto Ciufoli.

TV presenter Elisa Isoardi is reportedly the contestant who has signed for the highest weekly wage, 15,000 euros (£12,816).

Amusing: Gazza also admitted he has the names of his manager Katie Davies, her husband and their two children inked on his wrist, joking: 'At least I didn’t get the dog'

Amusing: Gazza also admitted he has the names of his manager Katie Davies, her husband and their two children inked on his wrist, joking: ‘At least I didn’t get the dog’

So many: Among Gazza's most iconic inkings are multiple tributes to his mum and dad, barbed wire which symbolises Jesus' crown of thorns, and a sullen portrait of his stepdaughter Bianca

So many: Among Gazza’s most iconic inkings are multiple tributes to his mum and dad, barbed wire which symbolises Jesus’ crown of thorns, and a sullen portrait of his stepdaughter Bianca

Social media influencer Deianira Marzano has previously claimed that the lowest salary is around 3,000 euros (£2,563) weekly for an unnamed contestant.

Canale 5 broadcasts two main weekly shows of Island of the Famous for a total of 18 episodes during the nine weeks. If Paul Gascoigne got through to the final he would get a total of 63,000 euros (£53,822). 

Mediaset, which is the television group, has not confirmed these claims.

Gazza, who spent three years at Rome’s club Lazio, has done his best at speaking the Italian language but left viewers in fits of giggles when he misunderstood host Ilary Blasi.   

Funny: Gazza, who spent three years at Rome's club Lazio, did his best at speaking the language

What did he say? But he left viewers in fits of giggles when he misunderstood host Ilary Blasi

Funny: Gazza, who spent three years at Rome’s club Lazio, did his best at speaking the language but left viewers in fits of giggles when he misunderstood host Ilary Blasi 

Say again? In the interview, Gascoigne was asked about his Italian, to which he said in his strong Geordie accent: 'It's OK. It's only the first day, I'm hoping to improve it'

Say again? In the interview, Gascoigne was asked about his Italian, to which he said in his strong Geordie accent: ‘It’s OK. It’s only the first day, I’m hoping to improve it’

Strange: He conceded: 'I'm not speaking perfect Italian', before beginning his diatribe, in which he bizarrely repeatedly used the word for snakes

Strange: He conceded: ‘I’m not speaking perfect Italian’, before beginning his diatribe, in which he bizarrely repeatedly used the word for snakes

Paul was getting stuck into his filming duties for the first live episode as they shot scenes on a remote island, yet his garbled intro stole the show.

In the interview, Gascoigne was asked about his Italian, to which he said in his strong Geordie accent: ‘It’s OK. It’s only the first day, I’m hoping to improve it.’

He conceded: ‘I’m not speaking perfect Italian’, before beginning his diatribe, in which he bizarrely repeatedly used the word for snakes. 

When asked what he was looking forward to, he attempted: ‘serpente’ (snakes), before stating in Italian: ‘Fishing good me, very good me.

‘Hands fish my, team hungry me. Confidence, first day, better speak, soon.’   

Epic show: The former footballer made a dramatic debut as he arrived via a helicopter and had to jump into the ocean from a height and swim to the island

Epic show: The former footballer made a dramatic debut as he arrived via a helicopter and had to jump into the ocean from a height and swim to the island

Spruce up: Paul appeared to be using the blade of a knife to check out his appearance

Looking trim: He displayed his tattooed physique in red and blue shorts

Spruce up: Without a mirror on the island, Paul appeared to be using the blade of a knife to check out his appearance, after displaying his tattooed physique in red and blue shorts

Strengths: Asked what he can offer his 14 fellow campers, Paul had said: 'I'm good at fishing,' before adding: 'My best quality is that I can make people laugh and I'm always laughing'

Strengths: Asked what he can offer his 14 fellow campers, Paul had said: ‘I’m good at fishing,’ before adding: ‘My best quality is that I can make people laugh and I’m always laughing’

He added: ‘I’m here for a laugh and the experience,’ before adding in English: ‘I’ll see you all on the f******g island’.

Paul had been studying Italian as he waited to fly out to the island.

A source previously told The Sun: ‘Paul has a basic grasp of Italian and he can make himself understood… But what we really want to avoid is having subtitles too often as that would ruin it.

‘The idea is to get him up to a good conversational level so he can talk with the other competitors. We are expecting some exciting TV from Paul.’   

Paul had also spoken to the publication in his native tongue about his strengths and what he will bring to camp. 

Asked what he can offer his 14 fellow campers, Paul said: ‘I’m good at fishing,’ before adding: ‘My best quality is that I can make people laugh and I’m always laughing.’

A source said: ‘Paul is in top form. He told producers he has spent lockdown in England keeping fit by running and cycling, and it’s certainly paid off. He looks phenomenal and has a physique any man half his age would be proud of.’

The former footballer made a dramatic debut as he arrived via a helicopter and had to jump into the ocean from a height and swim to the island.    

Great shape: A source said: 'Paul is in top form. He told producers he has spent lockdown in England keeping fit by running and cycling, and it's certainly paid off'

Great shape: A source said: ‘Paul is in top form. He told producers he has spent lockdown in England keeping fit by running and cycling, and it’s certainly paid off’

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