Pele "is not in danger of dying and will return home soon".
The denial of a worsening of O Rei, who remains hospitalized in the Albert Einstein hospital in Sao Paulo officially for a respiratory infection, comes from the daughters of the Brazilian champion, whose health conditions have kept the world anxious in the last few hours.
"He's not in intensive care, he's in a normal room, so he's not at risk (of death), he's in treatment," one of the former player's daughters, Flavia Arantes, told the Rete Globo television program , Fantastic.
Three-time world champion Edson Arantes do Nascimento was hospitalized on November 29 to reevaluate his cancer chemotherapy treatment.
"About three weeks ago he (Pele ed) had Covid, he is receiving all the vaccines, but due to chemotherapy he is fragile and had a lung infection, which is why he went to hospital", he specified in turn Kelly Nascimento, another daughter of 'O Rei'.
The declarations - according to some observers - would contradict what was recently written by the Folha de Sao Paulo newspaper, according to which Pelé, due to the lack of effect of chemotherapy, has begun to receive palliative care.