Pelé discharged from hospital to spend Christmas with family

The king of football is treating a colon tumor

Published in 24/12/2021 - 12:56 By Agência Brasil - Rio de Janeiro

Former football star Edson Arantes do Nascimento, or Pelé, as he is mostly known, was discharged from São Paulo’s Albert Einstein Hospital, where he has been treating a colon cancer. He had the tumor extracted on September 4.

In a post on his social media, the king of football wrote: “I'm sharing a picture of me smiling for a reason. As I had promised, I’m spending Christmas with my family. I’m going back home. Thank you for all the kind words.”

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

A publication shared by Pelé (@pele)

On December 9, Pelé had announced he had undergone “short chemotherapy sessions,” earlier in the month, and that he would run a few more tests since he was hospitalized.

In a statement released Thursday, the hospital staff reported the state of the onetime athlete “is stable,” adding he “will continue the treatment of the colon tumor, identified in September this year.”

Translation: Fabrício Ferreira -  Edition: Fábio Lisboa

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