Radja Nainggolan's wife has revealed she is battling cancer in an emotional Instagram post where she has vowed to 'fight the ugly beast'.
Claudia Lai Nainggolan, who married Radja back in 2011 and has a daughter with the Inter Milan star, is due to start chemotherapy this month.
'It's been one month that I've been waking up in the morning, hoping it's just a nightmare,' Claudia wrote on Instagram.
'I've been waking up in the morning for the past month and I've realised that I live inside a nightmare.
'I hoped this day would come as late as possible, but it wasn't to be. The days have flown by, as has my happiness...
'From today I'll begin a new chapter of my life... Chemotherapy. And who would've ever said that Claudia, for once in her life, would have the fear of starting a new day... fear is an understatement.
'What can I say, after bucket loads of tears, it's time to go and fight this ugly beast. I thank with all my heart my family and friends who have helped me enjoy this month of relaxation in the best way, giving me all the strength and positivity needed to face everything... but above all they've been able to handle all my mood swings (with a high level of endurance).
'Good luck to everyone else who is living through the same nightmare. Never lose your smile.'