Former Brazilian soccer player Edson Arantes do Nascimento, known worldwide as Pelé, 80, left the Albert Einstein Hospital in Sao Paulo, Brazil, on Thursday, where he had been hospitalized since the end of August, when they detected a tumor in the colon that was removed by surgery, reported the portal G1.
The medical report released by the hospital indicates that Pelé has been discharged, although “he will continue to receive chemotherapy.”
Pelé underwent surgery on September 4, a few days after entering the health center to undergo routine examinations. The ex-footballer was successful in that intervention, and spent his later days recovering, with the accompaniment of his daughter Kely Nascimento.
On September 18, in a video he shared on the social network Instagram, the star was shown with remarkable vitality, pedaling on a stationary bike and sticking out his tongue at the end, as if he were exhausted. “That’s it, champ!”, the doctors who accompanied him cheered him with laughter.
However, in mid-September the transfer of ‘O Rei’ to a more complex room at the Albert Einstein Hospital, generated concern among thousands of fans.
As her daughter explained later, her time in the intensive care unit was due to a problem with gastroesophageal reflux of which I know “recovered well”. Kely clarified then that his father had only entered that room to use a machine that is in that sector of the health center.
Two days later, he informed his followers that his father had taken “two steps forward” in his rehabilitation.
Despite his advanced age, Pelé was always strong to face the operation. 48 hours after having undergone surgery, the former striker himself, three-time world champion with the Brazilian team, posted a message on his social networks thanking his followers for the affection: “I am used to celebrating great victories and I will face this game with a smile in the face, optimism and joy for living surrounded by the love of my family and all of you, “he wrote.
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