Brazilian soccer legend Pele is able to go away the intensive care unit of a Sao Paulo hospital after present process surgical procedure for a suspected colon tumor, one in every of his daughters mentioned Monday.
Kely Nascimento wrote a message giving an replace on her father’s well being in Portuguese and in English on her Instagram account, accompanied by a close-up photograph of the smiling 80-year-old soccer mega-star.
“He is doing well post surgery, he is not in pain and is in a good mood (annoyed that he can only eat jello but will persevere!),” Nascimento wrote.
“He will move into a regular room in the next day or two and then go home.”
Her father “is strong and stubborn and with the support and care of the brilliant team at (Albert) Einstein (Hospital) and all of the love, energy and light that the world is sending, he will get through this!” she wrote.
“I wanted to say thank you… from the bottom of my heart for all of the loving, concerned and supportive texts, DMs and emails you guys have sent me,” Nascimento added.
“I have not had the chance to respond to many but I do read them and I feel hugged.”
The most up-to-date hospital bulletin, from Friday, said that Edson Arantes do Nascimento — higher often known as Pele — was recovering in a “satisfactory” method and “actively conversing and displaying vital signs within normal range.”
The suspected tumor was detected throughout routine checks, in accordance with the hospital, the place Pele has been present process therapy since August 31.
Considered by many to be the best footballer of all time, Pele has been unwell in recent times, and has had numerous stints within the hospital.
The solely participant in historical past to win three World Cups (1958, 1962 and 1970), Pele burst onto the worldwide stage at simply 17 with dazzling objectives, together with two within the ultimate in opposition to hosts Sweden, as Brazil gained the World Cup for the primary time in 1958.
“O Rei” (The King) went on to have one of the crucial storied careers in sport, scoring greater than 1,000 objectives earlier than retiring in 1977.