Pele, the legendary Brazilian footballer, claims he is “recovering extremely well” after being readmitted to critical care after a recent operation. This month, the 80-year-old underwent surgery to remove a tumour from his intestines, and he was removed from intensive care on Wednesday.
He was readmitted “as a preventative measure,” according to the Albert Einstein Hospital in Sao Paulo. Pele posted on Instagram, “My friends, I am currently recovering very well.” Today, I had family members pay me a visit, and I continue to grin every day. Thank you for all of the affection you show me. “
Pele had been receiving treatment at the hospital since the tumour was discovered during routine examinations on August 31. He was readmitted to intensive care as a precaution due to his age, according to Brazilian media agencies.
The hospital later confirmed this in a statement, adding, “After stabilization, the patient was transferred to semi-intensive care.”From a cardiovascular and respiratory standpoint, he is currently stable. “
On Instagram, my daughter wrote: “I’m not sure what’s going on with the rumours, but my DMs are exploding!!!” There is already a great deal of concern in the world these days, and we don’t want to add to it. “ After a procedure like this, the typical recovery scenario for a man his age is two steps ahead and one step back. It’s quite natural.
He was exhausted the other day and took a step back. He took two steps forward today! “
In recent years, Pele’s health has become a source of concern. After being sent to the hospital for the second time in six months in 2015, he had prostate surgery, and he was admitted again in 2019 for a urinary infection. With 77 goals in 92 appearances, Pele is Brazil’s all-time leading scorer and one of just four players to score in four World Cup competitions. With a hat-trick in Argentina’s World Cup qualification win against Bolivia, Lionel Messi recently passed him as the leading South American men’s scorer in international competitions.