There is enough pain and illness in everyone's family, so what makes him think he is so special?
Sir Bobby Robson set up a charity to help those who suffer - and want to be cured - and that is why the man is a legend.
Paul Gascoigne says his return to drinking has been prompted by an urge to kill himself.
Well, after so many people have tried to help him and shown so much compassion, let the man do what he wants to do.
Speaking on an ITV film called Being Paul Gascoigne which is screened on Tuesday night, the former Newcastle, Tottenham and England players, says: "At least if I die I wouldn't be in this pain all the time."
Recorded over a period of three months, it notes his obsessional urges for sweets, tattoos and house cleaning. Plus cosmetic surgery!
Gascoigne's oddly featureless face these days is not the result of alcohol, it turns out, but a fondness for Botox.