Former Brazilian legend Pele returned to hospital "to continue treatment" for a colon tumor, the Sao Paulo medical establishment, where he spent a month in September, said on Wednesday.

The Albert Einstein hospital specified in its medical bulletin that the state of health of Pelé, 81, was "stable" and that he should be released "in the coming days".

At the end of September, the same hospital had indicated that the three-time world champion would undergo "chemotherapy" to treat this tumor detected during routine examinations.

Repeated health concerns

Operated on September 4, the Brazilian then spent ten days in an intensive care unit, where he returned briefly a few days later due to breathing difficulties.

Throughout her hospitalization, one of her daughters, Kely Nascimento, reassured fans with photos and videos showing her father, still smiling and full of humor despite apparent fatigue.

Pelé himself has made a few social media posts recently, one of which congratulated Argentinian Lionel Messi on his seventh Golden Ball last week.

Edson Arantes do Nascimento, whose real name is, has suffered from numerous health problems in recent years, notably in 2019, when he was hospitalized in Paris and then transferred to Sao Paulo for kidney stones.


Brazil: Pelé released from hospital and will undergo chemotherapy

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