Pele is out of hospital just in time for Christmas
Pele, the legendary Brazilian footballer, was released from the hospital on Thursday following two weeks of treatment for a colon tumor, according to the Sao Paulo hospital where he was treated. Pele is out of hospital just in time for Christmas.
The 81-year-old former athlete known as “O Rei” (The King) is “stable” and “will continue therapy for the colon tumor that was discovered in September of this year,” according to a statement from Albert Einstein Hospital.
Pele had surgery for the tumor on September 4 and stayed in the hospital for a month before being released to undergo chemotherapy.
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Pele, whose true name is Edson Arantes do Nascimento, is widely regarded as the greatest footballer of all time. He is the only player in history to win three World Cups (1958, 1962, and 1970).
He made his mark on the world scene at the age of 17 when he helped Brazil win the World Cup for the first time in 1958, scoring two goals in the final against hosts Sweden.
Before retiring in 1977, he had one of the most illustrious careers in sports, scoring over 1,000 goals.
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On December 9, Pele revealed on Instagram that he would be in the hospital for “a few days” for chemotherapy.
Pele is regarded as one of the greatest footballers of all time. Fans were happy he has been released from the hospital.
Don’t worry, I’m just getting ready for the holiday season!” he disclosed in a message to his fans around the globe.