By John Smith • 23 June 2018 • 14:39
Tragedy as 18-year-old athlete collapses and dies while helping flood victims. Image: Ronda Crawford/Facebook.
AS the Spanish team prepare for their next match against Morocco on Monday, former Liverpool, Newcastle and Spain Under 21 star Jose Enrique has revealed that he has had a brain tumour.
The world was alerted to this news when he placed a message on Instagram saying “Sorry I haven’t been around much, it has been the toughest few weeks of my life. Within the space of one month I have found out the news that I have a rare brain tumour and had surgery to have it removed, I am now in recovery and so thankful, Life is too precious.”
Messages of support have flooded in from fans and fellow professionals since the news broke and with the support of his partner Amy Jaine, the couple hope that the discovery of this tumour when they were in the UK was early enough to ensure his speedy recovery.
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Married to Ophelia in Gibraltar in 1978, John has spent much of his life travelling on security print and minting business and visited every continent except Antarctica.
Having retired several years ago, the couple moved to their house in Estepona and John became a regular news writer for the EWN Media Group taking particular interest in Finance, Gibraltar and Costa del Sol Social Scene.
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