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Pele in hospital due to colon tumor, to be released in days

Pele was briefly put in intensive care after surgery on his right colon. He is recovering at his home in Guarujá, outside Sao Paulo.

AP Reported by: AP
Sao Paulo Updated on: December 08, 2021 23:22 IST
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Highlights

  • Pele is having chemotherapy sessions to treat the tumour that was found during routine exam.
  • Pele was briefly put in intensive care after surgery on his right colon.
  • Pele is recovering at his home in Guarujá, outside Sao Paulo.

Brazilian soccer great Pele was hospitalized in Sao Paulo to continue his colon tumor treatment. Hospital Albert Einstein said in a statement on Wednesday that 81-year-old Edson Arantes do Nascimento is “stable and expected to be released on the next few days."

Pele's assistant Pepito Fornos told The Associated Press that Pele is having chemotherapy sessions to treat the tumor that was found during routine exams at the end of August.

Pele was briefly put in intensive care after surgery on his right colon. He is recovering at his home in Guarujá, outside Sao Paulo.

Pele won the 1958, 1962 and 1970 World Cups, and remains Brazil’s all-time leading scorer with 77 goals in 92 matches.

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