The former glory of Brazilian football Pelé left the intensive care unit of the Sao Paulo hospital where he is recovering from the removal of a “suspicious” tumor in the colon, according to the latest medical bulletin published on Tuesday. “Patient Edson Arantes do Nascimento is in good clinical condition and has left the intensive therapy unit. He will remain convalescing in a room, ”explained Albert Einstein Hospital, where“ King ”Pelé was admitted on August 31.
“I’m happier every day, ready to play 90 minutes, plus extra time. We will meet again soon, “wrote” King “Pelé on Instagram, thanking his fans for the” thousands of messages of affection “received since his hospitalization. This message was illustrated with a photo of him smiling, with both fists raised, even though he looked tired.
Monday evening, one of his daughters, Kely Nascimento, had already indicated on Instagram that his father, aged 80, was “ready to leave intensive care and return home soon”. “He’s strong and stubborn and with the support and care of the brilliant Einstein team (at the hospital) and all the love, energy and light the whole world sends, he’ll be okay!” “, She added on her message, illustrated with a photo, capture of a video call, showing the triple world champion all smiles.
Pelé underwent surgery on September 4 for a “suspicious” colon tumor, discovered during routine examinations. His health has been faltering in recent years, with several hospitalizations. The last dates back to April 2019, in Paris, due to a severe urinary tract infection, after a meeting with French striker Kylian Mbappé. Back in Brazil, he had a kidney stone removed.
The only footballer in history to have won the World Cup three times (1958, 1962, 1970), Pelé scored 1,281 goals in 1,363 matches.