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Pelé leaves ICU after tumor removal

Pelé leaves ICU after tumor removal

Former soccer player Edson Arantes do Nascimento ‘Pelé’ was discharged from the Intensive Care Unit, but will continue his recovery in the hospital where he was operated on for a tumor in the colon.

Pele, 80, presents “good clinical evolution” and “will remain, from now on, in recovery in the room,” explained the Albert Einstein Hospital in Sao Paulo in a bulletin.

The one considered by many to be the best footballer in history was hospitalized on August 31 and underwent surgery to remove a “suspicious” tumor in the colon.

The tumor was identified during routine examinations that, according to Pelé himself, were carried out this year after having been postponed in 2020 due to the coronavirus pandemic, which has kept him semi-confined in his home on the São Paulo coast.

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One of his daughters, Kely Nascimento, said the day before on her social networks that ‘o Rei’ was “fine” and in a “good mood.”

“He is strong and stubborn, and with the help of all the incredible Einstein team, as well as all the love and energy and light that the world is sending him, he will come out of this,” he added next to a photo in which appears making a video call with Pelé from the hospital. EFE (HN)

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