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Legend Pele released from hospital after routine check-ups

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Brazilian football legend Pele was discharged from hospital yesterday, two days after treatment for colon cancer, Sao Paulo Hospital said on Thursday.

Pele, who underwent surgery to remove a colon polyp last year, has undergone new chemotherapy sessions.

Albert Einstein Hospital in Sao Paulo added that Pele, 81, was hospitalized on Wednesday and “was discharged on Thursday in a stable condition.”

And the sports network (ESBN) reported yesterday that Pele had been diagnosed with a tumor in the intestine, liver and lung, and that he would undergo tests to detect any new possible cancerous cells.

The hospital only mentioned the treatment for “colon polyps,” but Pele’s agent did not confirm the ESPN report.

Three-time World Cup winner Pele underwent surgery to remove a tumor in September 2021 and spent about a month in care.

But he was admitted to Albert Einstein Hospital again last month to complete chemotherapy and was discharged on December 23.

Pele, widely regarded as one of the greatest footballers of all time, has struggled with a series of health problems in recent years, with recurring hip problems and pain after surgery and he cannot walk without assistance.


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