Pele’s Health Worsens, To Spend Christmas In Hospital


Pele’s health has worsened during his hospital stay to regulate his cancer medication, doctors said.

The Albert Einstein hospital in Sao Paulo said in a statement Thursday that Pele’s cancer has advanced and that the 82-year-old Brazilian soccer great is under “elevated care’’ related to “kidney and cardiac dysfunctions.’’

The hospital did not mention any signs of the three-time World Cup winner’s recent respiratory infection, which was aggravated by COVID-19.

Edson Arantes do Nascimento, who is globally known as Pele, has been undergoing chemotherapy in his cancer treatment following the removal of a colon tumor in September 2021. Neither his family nor the hospital has said whether the cancer had spread to other organs.

Kely Nascimento, one of his daughters, said Pele will stay in the hospital during Christmas.

“We decided with doctors that, for many reasons, it will be best for us to stay here, with all the care that this new family at Einstein gives…

Source: Leadership Newspaper