Brazilian football legend Pele has been hospitalized in Sao Paulo since April 18 for colon cancer treatment, causing fans to World Football anxious again.
“The clinical condition of Edson Arantes do Nascimento (Pele’s real name) is “good and stable, and he will be discharged in the next few days,” Albert Einstein Hospital said in a statement on April 19. Considered by many to be the greatest footballer of all time, Pele is the only player in history to win 3 World Cups (1958, 1962 and 1970).
“King” of football Pele was hospitalized again
In Brazil, The 81-year-old legend is likened to the “King” of football had to go to the hospital at least once a month for check-ups and continued chemotherapy against a colon tumor discovered last September, according to information from Pele’s family.
Before being diagnosed with colon cancer, which required him to be hospitalized for a month last year, the former Santos and Brazil team star was hospitalized in Paris (France) in 2019 and moved to Sao Paulo for surgery. kidney stones.
Pele’s health has declined in recent years
In 2014, “number 10” Legend of Brazilian football He was hospitalized in the intensive care unit due to a urinary tract infection that forced him to undergo dialysis on his left kidney, after his right kidney was removed in the 1970s due to an injury he suffered as a player.
Pele also has hip problems that limit her mobility and require the use of a wheelchair.