Brazilian football legend Pele is back in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) as he battles colon tumour at Sao Paulo's Albert Einstein Hospital, ESPN Brazil reported on Saturday.
“Thank you very much to each one of you, who dedicated a minute of your day to send me positive energy. Love, love and love!" the 80-year-old had added.
Pele lifted the 1958, 1962 and 1970 World Cups, and to date remains Brazil's all-time leading scorer with 77 goals in 92 matches.
Earlier, Pele's daughter, Kely do Nascimiento, had also informed that the football great was in good health after undergoing the surgery. Nascimiento had published a screenshot of her video call with Pele.
"I wanted to thank you from the bottom of my heart for all the messages of support that you have sent me.
"I have not had the opportunity to respond to them, but I read them and I feel your support. My father is fine after the surgery, he has no pain and is in a good mood," she had written on Instagram.