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Pelé goes through routine exams in hospital and denies fainting

Pelé goes through routine exams in hospital and denies fainting

Soccer legend Pelé reported that he was admitted to a Sao Paulo hospital for routine examinations postponed by the pandemic and that he is in “very good health”, denying versions that he would have fainted.

“People, I did not pass out and I am in very good health. I was [al hospital] to do my routine exams, which I had not been able to do before due to the pandemic, “reported the 80-year-old Brazilian star on his social networks.

According to the Brazilian media, the three-time world champion underwent his studies at the Albert Einstein Hospital in Sao Paulo, where he is usually treated.

Edson Arantes do Nascimento has been admitted to the hospital several times in recent years to treat health problems.

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The last was in 2019, when he was admitted to Paris and transferred to Sao Paulo to remove a kidney stone.

In 2014 ‘O Rei’ was admitted to intensive care after another urinary infection that forced him to undergo dialysis in his left kidney, the only one he has left since the right kidney was removed in the 70s, due to an injury while still he was a player.

Shirt 10 also underwent hip and spine surgeries and since 2012 he has been moving with some difficulty, even showing himself in public in a wheelchair on some occasions.

In 2020, his son Edinho declared in an interview that his father suffered from a “certain depression” and did not want to “leave the house” due to his mobility problems, but Pelé himself was in charge of responding publicly.

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“I’m fine (…) I continue to accept my physical limitations in the best possible way, but I intend to keep the ball spinning,” he said on that occasion, a few months before his 80th birthday. AFP (HN)

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