SAO PAULO (AP) — Brazil soccer nice Pelé says an obvious tumor on the best facet of his colon has been eliminated in an operation.
The 80-year-old Pelé went to Albert Einstein Hospital in Sao Paulo final week for routine exams when the tumor was discovered.
Pelé mentioned on social media that he went underwent the surgical procedure on Saturday.
“Fortunately, I am used to celebrating large wins alongside you,” Pelé mentioned on Fb. “I will face this match extra with a smile on my face, plenty of optimism, and pleasure to stay surrounded by love from my household and mates.”
The hospital says he’s in an intensive care unit and will probably be transferred to an everyday room on Tuesday.
Pelé, whose actual identify is Edson Arantes do Nascimento, took to social media to disclaim he handed out.
“Guys I did not cross out and I am very effectively,” Pelé mentioned. “I went to get my routine exams, which I hadn’t been in a position to do earlier than due to the pandemic. Warn I do not play subsequent Sunday!”
Pelé has had mobility issues since a failed hip substitute surgical procedure in 2012.
He has been pressured to make use of walkers and wheelchairs in public.
He has additionally been admitted to hospitals in recent times for kidney and prostate procedures.
Pelé is the one male participant to win three World Cups.