Pelé confirms that he is recovering well after the surgery he underwent

Sao Paulo: Brazilian football legend Pele confirmed he is recovering well from an operation to remove a colon cancer he underwent last Saturday in a hospital in the state of São Paulo. “I’m recovering well,” said Pele, 80, sui social media. The hospital in where Pelé is hospitalized had indicated on Monday that the ex star he was recovering in the intensive care unit, but Wednesday did not indicate in a statement if Pele was still hospitalized. The tumor was discovered during routine cardiovascular and laboratory tests conducted by Pele, who underwent surgery to remove it. Pele’s health, whose real name is Edson Arantes do Nascimento, has deteriorated in recent years and he has been hospitalized several times, most recently in April 2019 in Paris, due to an acute urinary tract infection. On the way back in Brazil, a kidney stone was removed. In November 2014, Pele suffered from an acute urinary tract infection, which forced him to enter the ICU and undergo dialysis, amid great concern. in all over the world for the possibility of the player’s death, which is one of the most important in history. Pele has only had one kidney since he was a player. A rib fracture during a match damaged his right kidney, which was eventually removed. In 2016, Pele was supposed to light the torch at the Rio de Janeiro Summer Olympics, but he also had to miss the party for health reasons. He also suffers from thigh problems. In February 2020, Pele reassured his fans about his mental health, after his son Edinho said he was “isolated” and suffering from “some kind of depression”. Pelé, the only player in history to win three World Cups (1958, 1962 and 1970), scored 77 goals in 92 games with the Seleção shirt. He was chosen in 1999 by the International Olympic Committee as one of the best athletes of the 20th century, and a year later as the best player of the same century by the International Football Association (FIFA). He is considered by many to be the greatest footballer of all time. (AFP)

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