Ex-Liverpool defender Jose Enrique reveals he has had surgery on brain tumour

Former Liverpool defender Jose Enrique has had surgery on a rare brain tumour.

The 32-year-old took to Instagram to reveal he learned the news last month admitting it had been "the toughest few weeks of my life."

Enrique, who also played for Newcastle in the Premier League, confirmed he is now in recovery.

A picture of the defender in hospital with his partner was printed in Spanish newspaper MARCA and he provided an update for his followers.

"Sorry I haven’t been around much, it has been the toughest few weeks of my life," he said.

"Within the space of one month I have found out the news that I have a rare brain tumor and had surgery to have it removed.

"I am now in recovery and so thankful. Life is too precious."

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