Brazil: Pelé hospitalized – exact reason still unclear

Brazilian football legend Pelé has been taken to the hospital again.

Brazil: Pelé hospitalized – exact reason still unclear

Brazilian football legend Pelé has been taken to the hospital again. "No surprises or emergencies," his daughter Kely do Nascimiento wrote on Instagram on Wednesday. Her father's medication will be adjusted in the clinic. Sports broadcaster ESPN Brasil, on the other hand, reported that Pelé had swelling all over his body. The doctors at the Albert Einstein Hospital in São Paulo are concerned that the chemotherapy may no longer respond to the tumors in various organs of the 82-year-old's body.

In September last year, Pelé had a tumor removed from his colon that doctors discovered during a routine examination. After the operation, Pelé was initially treated in the intensive care unit. He had to stay in the hospital for about a month after the operation. After that, Pelé kept going to the hospital for chemotherapy.

Pelé's health has repeatedly raised concerns in recent years. He underwent several hip surgeries. He also had problems with his spine and knees. Two years ago he had a kidney stone removed after a urinary tract infection. Pelé played 92 international matches and won three World Cup titles (1958, 1962, 1970).

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