09/11/2021 at 12:18 AM CEST
Edson Arantes do Nascimento “Pelé”, the best footballer in history for many, continues to recover after being operated on for a tumor in the colon and talks “actively”, reported this Friday the hospital in Sao Paulo where he is admitted.
Pele, 80, “he is recovering satisfactorily, he is conscious, talking actively and maintaining vital signs within normality”, explained in a bulletin the Albert Einstein hospital, where he remains admitted to the intensive care unit.
The former soccer player was hospitalized last week and on Saturday underwent surgery to remove a “suspicious” tumor in the colon.
The tumor was identified during routine examinations which, as explained by the Pele, was held this year after having postponed them in 2020 due to the coronavirus pandemic, which has kept him semi-confined in his house on the São Paulo coast.
This same week, from the hospital, Pelé sent a message of encouragement on his social networks to the Brazilian singer Roberto Carlos, who on Wednesday lost one of his children to cancer.
“I am recovering well, but today I want to send all my affection, love and prayers to my great friend Roberto Carlos. I hope that God comforts his heart and that he is surrounded by love and light, “said the former footballer on his social networks.