Barton says unless Gazza's friends give him the right support in his battle against alcoholism, he will be meeting his maker very soon.
Gascoigne has battled alcoholism for large parts of his life, but there is only so much others can do.
It seems like a guilt trip for some of the celebs coughing up money, but at the end of the day, it is up to Gazza to find the strength to sort out his own life.
Yes we know this is a critical moment in the Geordie's life - but I'd have said the same thing ten years ago when I met him in the Toon and he was on the road to hell.
Barton: "The alcohol abuse will kill him. The prescription drug addiction and the addiction to the limelight and not having it anymore, r major issue
"If those well meaning souls, get this wrong he will be dead within the year. Thats the reality. All thise that have tried to love/help him
"down the years. Have done so with the greatest intentions, not all but some. And look at the man now. He needs professional help "
Source: Newcastle United Mad