Edson Arantes do Nascimento or, better known as Pelé, caused concern after being admitted last Tuesday to the Albert Einstein Israelite Hospital to undergo new chemotherapy for colon cancer. However, the Folha de Sao Paulo newspaper reported that the former soccer player is currently in palliative care, since he does not respond to treatment, although ‘O Rei’ published a message of calm.
Through his Instagram account, the Brazilian legend published a medical bulletin stating that he is stable. “She has also had a good response to respiratory infection care, with no worsening in the last 24 hours,” she reads.
Later, the three-time world champion (1958, 1962 and 1970) wrote words of gratitude to his followers who, in recent days, have been dismayed by his health. “My friends, I want to keep everyone calm and positive. I am strong, very excited and I continue my treatment as always ”, he reads at the beginning.
“I want to thank the entire medical and nursing team for all the care I received (…) I have great faith in God and every message of love I receive from you all over the world keeps me full of energy. And look at Brazil in the World Cup too!” added Pelé.
In the comments, he received messages of support from the Brazilian Football Confederation and Santos’s account. In the same way, Kaká, the legend Denilson, among other personalities, expressed their best wishes.
The fans of Santos called a vigil in the name of Pelé
La Torcida Jovem del Santos, one of the main organized fans of the Brazilian club in which Pelé was immortalized, called this Saturday a vigil for the health of the three-time world champion in front of the hospital where the famous 82-year-old ex-footballer has been hospitalized since last tuesday.
“Whoever is king never loses his majesty. La Torcida Jovem do Santos summons our associates, Santos in general and football lovers, to attend a vigil on Sunday in which we will show support and faith in the recovery of King Pelé”, according to the statement released by the important bar.
The fans of Santos, the club with which Pelé won 45 titles, including two in the Libertadores and two in the Intercontinental Club Cup, intend to gather in front of the Albert Einstein Hospital in Sao Paulo for about three hours.
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