A statement on the Facebook account of the England legend’s representatives A1 Sporting Speakers said Gazza wanted fans to know he is getting treatment in his fight to beat alcoholism.
It comes after the former midfield ace suffered a broken skull when he was kicked down a staircase during a row at a London hotel on December 27.
And last night, his step-daughter Bianca conceded that he “needed” rehab treatment.
“Paul wants to let everyone know that he has gone into rehab”
Gazza is known to have been deeply affected by the death of his nephew Jay Kerrigan, 22, last year and put at least one recent binge down to his family trauma.
The statement said: “Paul wants to let everyone know that he has gone into rehab.
“We have spent nearly every day helping him through his annus horribulus since Jay passed away.
“He is making a serious effort to get free of his demons and trying to become alcohol free for 2017. I’m not religious at all but if any of you are, say a prayer for him.”
The 49-year-old began his professional career with Newcastle in 1985 before signing for Tottenham Hotspur for a record British fee of £2.2 million in 1988.
He signed for Italian Serie A side Lazio for £5.5million in 1992, before joing Glasgow Rangers, Middlesbrough, Everton and Burnley.
He also made 57 appearances for England, scoring ten international goals including a legendary stunner against Scotland at Euro 96.