The 82-year-old had a tumor removed from his colon in September 2021. He has since been in and out of the hospital for treatment on a regular basis.
Kely Nascimento, filha de Pelé, tranquiliza sobre situação do pai que foi internado hoje:
– Olá, amigos. A mídia está surtando novamente e eu quero vir aqui abafar um pouquinho. Meu pai está internado, está regulando medicamento. (…) Não tem surpresa nem emergência. pic.twitter.com/tLVs9k1vLV
— Goleada Info 🏆🇧🇷 (@goleada_info) November 30, 2022
ESPN Brasil reported that Pele was having cardiac issues and his medical staff showed concern that his chemotherapy treatment was not having the expected results. Pele’s manager and the Albert Einstein Hospital did not immediately respond to requests for comment.
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