Former Manchester United and Scotland defender Gordon McQueen is to undergo treatment for cancer of the larynx.
The 59-year-old, who more recently worked as a coach and scout for Middlesbrough, will be treated at a hospital in the town.
He currently works as a television pundit with Sky Sports, for whom his daughter Hayley works as a presenter.
McQueen will receive treatment at the James Cook University Hospital, close to his North Yorkshire home.
Ayrshire-born McQueen made his name as a player with Leeds after signing for Don Revie's team from St Mirren as a teenager in 1972.
He was part of the famous Elland Road side of the 1970s which won the league title and reached the final of the European Cup.
He then travelled to Old Trafford, where he became friends with Bryan Robson, who later recruited him to the coaching staff during his spell as Middlesbrough boss.