Pele in palliative care?
Football legend reports from the sick bed
Created: 2022-12-04Updated: 2022-12-04 09:18
By: Andreas Knobloch
Soccer legend Pele is in the hospital and is in touch to find out how he is doing.
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How is soccer icon Pele doing?
He is reportedly in the palliative care unit but has now turned himself in.
Rio de Janeiro - In addition to the Brazilian team's good performance at the World Cup, there has also been worrying news about the health of Brazil's soccer idol Pele.
The 82-year-old himself gave the all-clear.
"I am strong, hopeful and continuing my treatment as always," the three-time world champion wrote on his social media in a comment alongside the published medical bulletin.
Pele: How is the football legend?
He himself gives updates on his state of health
In the latest announcement from the Albert Einstein Hospital in Sao Paulo, the doctors treating the patient reported a “stable state of health” on Saturday.
There would be "no deterioration in the last 24 hours".
The diagnosis remains respiratory infection.
Also on Saturday, however, the well-known newspaper Folha de Sao Paulo wrote that chemotherapy for the colon cancer discovered in September 2021 was no longer effective, the metastases had long since spread to the lungs and liver, and the doctors were therefore only able to take palliative measures, i.e. painkillers use medication remained.
Pele's health concerns footballers: many think of him
Pele went to the hospital on Tuesday.
Initially, it said it was on schedule to reset his medication and evaluate chemotherapy.
Since then, the world association FIFA at the World Cup in Qatar as well as many current and former football stars have been asking for prayers for “Rei Pele”, the king of footballers.
Footballer Kaka, among others, wrote under Pele's post: "We keep praying, king".
Brazil's ex-world champion Rivaldo also reported to the short message service.
"Be strong, king," tweeted the 50-year-old.
In Qatar, Brazil national coach Tite had previously wished the 82-year-old only the best on behalf of the entire team.
Things get serious for Brazil on December 5th when they play the round of 16 against South Korea at 8pm.
(ank with SID and dpa)