Brazilian Soccer Legend Pelé Hospitalized to Undergo Treatment for Colon Tumor

Brazilian soccer legend Pele laughs during the inauguration of a refurbished soccer field at the Mineira slum in Rio de Janeiro September 10, 2014. REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes/File Photo

Brazilian soccer legend Pelé has been hospitalized for chemotherapy treatment of a colon tumor Wednesday, a spokesperson at Sao Paulo’s Albert Einstein hospital confirmed to CNN.

“He is in stable condition and expected to be released in the next few days,” the spokesperson told CNN.

Pelé, 81, underwent surgery to remove a tumor from his right colon in September 2021, which was found by doctors during routine examinations.

“When the path is difficult, celebrate each step of the journey,” Pele wrote on Instagram at the time.

“Focus on your happiness. It’s true that I can’t jump anymore, but these past few days, I’ve been punching the air more times than usual.

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SOURCE: CNN, Hande Atay Alam