New Update on Pele’s Health

Brazilian legend Pele has said he will remain in the hospital for “a few days”, having had successful chemotherapy as part of his treatment following an operation to remove a colon tumour. The three-time World Cup winner was admitted to Sao Paulo’s Hospital Albert Einstein recently in Brazil. 

Pele to Remain in Hospital

The 81-year-old had an operation to remove the tumour in September early this year. The soccer legend took to his Instagram page and wrote: “Today I’m at Albert Einstein doing the last session of 2021.” “I wanted to share this achievement with you. After all, every minor victory is a reason to celebrate, don’t you think?

“I’m going to take this chance to do a new battery of exams, so I’m going to stay here for a few days. Don’t worry. I’m just getting ready for the holiday season!”

New Update On Pele'S Health
New Update On Pele's Health

Pele said on Twitter last month that he was “fine” and “feeling better every day” following his release from hospital in September. The Brazilian has been having treatment at the hospital since 31 August after the tumour was detected in routine tests. His health has been a concern in recent years. He had prostate surgery in 2015 after he was admitted to the hospital for the second time in six months, and he was admitted again for a urinary infection in 2019 as well. Pele is Brazil’s all-time leading scorer with 77 goals in 92 games and one of only four players to have scored in four World Cup tournaments.

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