Brazilian legend Pele has been taken to the hospital again to treat a colon tumour. The three-time World Cup winner had surgery to remove a colon tumour in September this year, with the hospital saying at the time that he would also need to have chemotherapy. The Brazilian hospital Sao Paulo’s Hospital Albert Einstein said the 81-year-old was in a stable condition and would be discharged in the next few days.
Pele Back to the Hospital
The hospital also said Pele was now “continuing” his treatment. Last month, the former Santos player said on Twitter that he was “fine” and “feeling better every day” following his release from hospital in September. He had 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 that, he was admitted to the hospital for the second time in six months, and he was admitted again for a urinary infection in 2019. Pele is Brazil’s all-time leading scorer. He has 77 goals in 92 games to his name and is one of only four players to have scored in four World Cup tournaments.