On 09/07/2021 at 00:31 CEST
Pele entered a health center in Sao Paulo for a check-up and ended up in the operating room. He has been hospitalized for six days, after the detection of a tumor in the colon that was removed on Saturday, in an urgent operation. If there are no complications, ‘O Rei’ is scheduled to leave the ICU this Tuesday and be transferred to the ward.
Due to the pandemic, Pelé postponed a routine check-up for more than a year. And now came a monumental scare. In Brazil there is much concern for the considered best player of all time, who will turn 81 in October. The announcement of his hospitalization, which was not confirmed by the former player’s advisers until this Monday, caused in recent days a run-run on what his state of health would be.
Pelé has sold optimism in a message published on social networks. “My friends, thank you very much for the messages of affection, I thank God because I am feeling very good. Fortunately I am used to celebrating great victories next to all of you. I will face this match with a smile on my face, a lot of optimism and joy to live surrounded by love of my family and friends “, he exposed.
The hospital center where the former soccer player is hospitalized has not confirmed the nature of the tumor removed and has indicated that the patient “he is okay”.
In recent years, Pelé’s health status has been a recurring theme in his country. Information that indicates that he would not be going through his best mood are splashing the present. Before the pandemic ‘O Rei’ had already reduced his appearances in public due to repeated problems with his hip.