Pele: Brazil’s greatest footballer discharged from a hospital in Sao Paulo

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Pele, the legendary Brazilian footballer, has been released from the hospital after undergoing treatment for a tumor and a urinary tract infection.

Pele: Brazil's greatest footballer discharged from a hospital in Sao Paulo

On February 13, the 81-year-old three-time World Cup winner was hospitalized to Sao Paulo’s Albert Einstein Hospital for treatment of a colon tumor.

Doctors discovered a urinary tract infection eight days after he was admitted, extending his stay.

Pele, on the other hand, is currently in a “stable clinical condition,” according to the hospital.

He will continue therapy for the tumor, which was discovered in September during normal examinations.

Pele had prostate surgery in 2015 after being admitted to the hospital for the second time in six months, and he was rushed to the hospital again in 2019 for a urinary infection.

Pele: Brazil's greatest footballer discharged from a hospital in Sao Paulo

In December, he was readmitted for tumor treatment but was released just before Christmas.

With 77 goals in 92 appearances, Brazil’s all-time leading scorer is one of only four players to have scored in four World Cup competitions.

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What happened to Pele?

During a six-day hospitalization at Sao Paulo’s Albert Einstein Hospital, Brazil legend Pele had surgery to remove a tumor. On Instagram, he verified the news.

Pele: Brazil's greatest footballer discharged from a hospital in Sao Paulo

During a six-day stay at Sao Paulo’s Albert Einstein Hospital, football legend Pele had surgery to remove a tumor. The 80-year-old is not thought to be critical, and he also denied reports that he had passed out around September 2021.

Meanwhile, the three-time World Cup winner shared an update on his health on social media.

Pele was hospitalized to Sao Paulo’s Albert Einstein Hospital for an unidentified reason, according to Globo news. He was receiving standard checkups, and his business manager Joe Fraga assured him that he had nothing to be concerned about.

According to Fraga, he underwent a “complete battery of tests, scans, colonoscopy, and other examinations.” Meanwhile, Pele clarified the situation via an Instagram post, stating that he was undergoing tests for a tumor.

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This worry came a few days after several stories said Pele had passed out. Pele quickly debunked the rumors on his social media channels as they spread like wildfire. He said that he did not pass out and that he was just going through his usual exams.

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