The 82-year-old Brazilian football icon Pele was hospitalized again on Wednesday for a “reevaluation” of his treatment following a colon tumor last year, according to his doctors. This is the latest health issue for the icon.
Edson Arantes do Nascimento, also known as Pele, was admitted to a hospital in Sao Paulo “to reevaluate his chemotherapy treatment for the colon tumor diagnosed in September 2021,” according to a statement released by his medical team.
“He was transferred to a standard room because he did not require intensive or semi-intensive care… He has full control of his vital functions and is in stable condition, according to the report.
Kely Nascimento, Pele’s daughter, informed his fans that there was “no emergency.”
“There is neither an emergency nor a new dire forecast… We value the care and affection,” she wrote on Instagram.
Flavia Nascimento, another daughter, refuted rumors that the footballer known as “The King” had taken a turn for the worse.
Also Read Week 22 Pool Fixtures 2022 for Sat Dec 3: Wk22 UK Pool Fixture Pool Agent
“There’s been a certain amount of confusion because my father went to the hospital for some exams,” she said in a video, describing the stay as part of routine treatment “to monitor his cancer.”
Please continue sending him the World Cup energy he adores and desperately needs.
Pele, widely regarded as the greatest footballer of all time, has experienced deteriorating health in recent years.
He has been undergoing regular chemotherapy treatments since being diagnosed with colon cancer last year.
In September 2021, he underwent surgery to remove the tumor and spent a month in the hospital.
Pele had one of the most legendary careers in sports, scoring more than 1,000 goals before retiring in 1977. He is the only player in history to win three World Cups (1958, 1962, and 1970).
His public appearances have become increasingly infrequent, but he maintains an active social media presence, recently urging the Brazilian national team to “bring this trophy home” from the World Cup in Qatar.
Current Brazilian international Alex Telles stated at a news conference in Doha that the team hopes Pele recovers quickly.
“It is difficult to discuss our ‘King’ because he represents us to the entire world. I’m praying for his continued resilience here with us. Hugs to his family, everything will be fine,” said the defender for Sevilla.