Brazilian legend Pele has been discharged from the hospital where he received treatment for nearly a month, according to a statement from the facility.
The 80-year-old Pele removed a tumor from his colon on September 4 and spent days in intensive care after the surgery.
“I am so happy to be back at home,” Pele wrote in a post on his official Instagram. “I want to thank the entire Albert Einstein Hospital team, who made my stay a pleasant one, with a humane and very affectionate welcome.”
“The patient is stable and will continue with chemotherapy,” doctors from the hospital said in a statement, without providing further details.
In recent days, Pele published several pictures and videos on social media showing his recovery process in the hospital.
The tumor was found when he went for routine exams at the end of August.
Pele won the 1958, 1962 and 1970 World Cups, and remains Brazil’s all-time leading scorer with 77 goals in 92 matches.