Brazilian soccer legend Pele left the intensive care unit of a Sao Paulo hospital on Tuesday after present process surgical procedure for a suspected colon tumor.
“The patient Edson Arantes do Nascimento is in good clinical condition and has left the intensive therapy unit. He will be recovering in a room,” the Albert Einstein Hospital mentioned in its newest medical bulletin.
“I continue every day happier, with a lot of disposition to play 90 minutes, plus extra time. We will be together soon!” Pele wrote on Instagram, thanking followers for “thousands of loving messages”.
On Monday evening one in every of his daughters, Kely Nascimento, gave an replace on her father’s well being on social media, 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 Einstein and all of the love, energy and light that the world is sending, he will get through this!” she wrote.
The suspected tumor was detected throughout routine assessments, 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 received the World Cup for the primary time in 1958.
“O Rei” (The King) went on to have one of the storied careers in sport, scoring greater than 1,000 objectives earlier than retiring in 1977.
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