Pele recovering in hospital following surgery to remove tumor


Brazil football icon Pele has undergone surgery to remove a tumour from his colon.

According to reports, Pele had been in hospital for the past six days.

The 80-year-old legend has since took it to the socials confirming that he had surgery to remove a “suspicious lesion” last Saturday.

“Fortunately, I’m used to celebrating great victories alongside you,” said Pele.

“I will face this match with a smile on my face, a lot of optimism and joy for living.”

He went on to say that the tumour in the right colon was discovered in the tests last week.

“Thank God for feeling very well and for allowing Dr Fabio and Dr Miguel to take care of my health,” he stated.

Five days ago, Pele denied reports he had fainted and had “routine exams”.

The former Santos and New York Cosmos forward’s health has been a concern in recent years and he had prostate surgery in 2015 after he was admitted to hospital for the second time in six months. He was admitted for a urinary infection in 2019.

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BY FARPost Reporter