"It's so sad. He is in a really bad place at the moment. All the kids have rallied around Jo and are furious with their dad," the Mirror quoted a source as saying. "He won't answer calls he doesn't want to hear them tell him to stop drinking," the source added.
The newspaper report also suggests that Ronnie's son Tyrone will fly to Ireland this week to try persuading the star to see sense. The report even said that Ronnie had told his friends, "I'm staying here." The source said: "It was decided the only way to knock some sense into Ronnie is go out there and physically shake it into him." A spokeswoman for Ronnie refused to comment.