‘I have received the best news!’ Former Liverpool and Newcastle defender Jose Enrique thanks fans for support after receiving all clear following treatment for brain tumour
Former Liverpool and Newcastle defender Jose Enrique said he was ‘so happy’ after being given the all-clear following treatment for a brain tumour.
Th 33-year-old was diagnosed with a rare chordoma around the nerves behind his left eye last summer.
In an Instagram video he said: ‘Hello guys, I just had wonderful news today. I just got back the report from the MRI I had just a week-and-a-half ago,’ he said.
Jose Enrique smiles and points to a bald spot on his head alongside partner Amy in Paris
‘Remember when I posted the last picture of me and Amy putting the finger like that [thumbs up]? I just wanted to let you all know because the support has been amazing. It’s all clear, it’s all perfect.
‘Obviously when I received the news me and Amy were together and even the dog could understand it as well, and we were so happy about it and I can just look forward now.
‘Don’t look back anymore and just keep fighting. OK, so it’s all clear and perfect. Thank you guys.’
Ex-Liverpool defender Enrique had revealed images of his treatment for a brain tumour
The retired full back has been undergoing proton therapy to try and recover from the condition
The retired left back posted photos of him receiving proton therapy, which is used to help destroy cancerous cells.
He also showed off a bald spot on the top of his head and red marks near his ears after undergoing the specialist treatment for the final time in Paris on Thursday.
In one image Enrique can be seen smiling and pointing to his head with partner Amy in front of the Eiffel Tower, while another picture shows him alongside a fellow patient.
The former Villarreal defender posted an emotional message alongside the images, describing the last two months as ‘difficult’ while urging other people suffering from illness to ‘fight and go through it’.
The former Newcastle star shows off a bald spot on his head as he battles a brain tumour
Enrique was left with red marks near both of his ears following his final proton therapy session
The 33-year-old smiles alongside his partner Amy during New Year’s Eve celebrations in Paris
Enrique gets a kiss on the cheek from partner Amy after undergoing surgery back last year
Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp congratulates Enrique after an FA Cup victory in January 2016
Enrique, pictured with Wayne Rooney, made his name in the Premier League with Newcastle
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