London, June 16 (ANI): Ex-England football star Paul Gascoigne claims his ex-wife, Sheryl, is driving him to the brink, with spiralling claims for maintenance cash.
His revelations come after Sheryl allegedly demanded 100,000 pounds when he missed one monthly payment while fighting for his life in rehab.
The England football legend failed to make his usual payment because he was battling booze and cocaine addictions, depression and obsessive compulsive disorder, reports the Daily Star.
The 42-year-old star had been sectioned under the Mental Health Act after trying to kill himself.
While in rehab, his booze-damaged heart had to be restarted by medics three times.
He had recently appeared to be beating his demons after staying sober for five months and getting fit thanks to gym workouts.
But now Sheryl, 43, has got in touch demanding he ups his maintenance payments.
A pal said: "He can't understand why she needs so much now when her children are grown up and she has no mortgage or car payments to make.
"Maybe she's frightened he'll either meet someone new - or snuff it."
He now plans to consult a lawyer to fight Sheryl's demands. (ANI)