Essex snooker star Ali Carter has been diagnosed with lung cancer.
World Snooker has announced that the 34-year-old from Chelmsford will undergo a course of chemotherapy. He's twice been runner-up at the world championships.
Carter, who suffers from Crohn's disease, last year recovered from testicular cancer to resume his career.
World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association chairman Jason Ferguson said: "Ali is the toughest competitor I know and having spoken to him over the last few days I can assure everyone he has the fight to get through the battle ahead."
More top news
Heavy rain overnight. Winds becoming very strong after midnight with gales, perhaps severe gales near coasts for a time around dawn.
The Winston Churchill biopic Darkest Hour includes some of the former leader's most rousing quotes. Here are some of his best.
A new £4m project has been launched to preserve and celebrate some of the finest features of the Norfolk and Suffolk Broads.