Former Newcastle Unite player Jose Enrique has revealed that he has been treated for a brain tumour.
In posts on Twitter and Instagram today the retired defender - who also played for Liverpool and Valencia - made the announcement via Instagram and Twitter.
He told followers that he had been diagnosed last month and was now recovering after treatment which removed the tumour.
Mr Enrique added that it had been "the toughest few weeks of his life".
He made 119 appearances for Newcastle between 2007-11 and scored one goal in his time there.