Brazil’s national symbol According to reports in Brazil, Pele has been transferred to palliative care in a hospital after failing to respond to chemotherapy treatment for colon cancer..
On Tuesday, the 82-year-old was admitted to Sao Paulo’s Albert Einstein Hospital for a routine monthly check-up to re-evaluate his cancer treatment.
Pele’s daughter, Kely Nascimento, who is currently in Qatar for the 2022 World Cup, insisted on Instagram that her father’s hospitalization was not a “emergency.”
Pele was revealed to have heart complications and swelling all over his body on Thursday, but he was in a stable condition overnight.
Pele thanked supporters on social media, writing on Instagram, “It’s always nice to receive positive messages like this.”
Thank you to Qatar for this honor, and to everyone who sends me positive vibes.”
According to the Brazilian news outlet Folha de S Paulo, Pele’s chemotherapy treatment has been halted, and the legendary striker is now receiving end-of-life care.
According to the report, Pele is currently being treated for symptoms such as pain and shortness of breath.
Pele, a three-time World Cup winner with Brazil, has received messages of support from around the world, including from England captain Harry Kane..
Kane said at a press conference on Saturday via Sky News, “First and foremost, we send our best wishes to him and his family.” He’s an inspiration in our game, a fantastic footballer, and a fantastic person..
The Tottenham Hotspur striker also discussed Pele’s advice, which encouraged him to keep learning and never believe he is the best footballer in the world, adding: “Hearing those words from him back then was very special to me.
“And I always feel like I’m someone who is constantly learning and will continue to learn for the rest of my career, so his advice was spot on.
Of course, that is disappointing news, but we all wish him well, not just me, but the entire England team.”
Pele’s former club Santos tweeted: “Pray for the King,” while France star Kylian Mbappe tweeted: “Pray for the King.”
The entire world wishes you well, King Pele.”
Many consider Pele to be the greatest footballer of all time, having scored 643 goals in 659 official games for Santos.
The legendary striker won the prestigious Jules Rimet trophy three times, in 1958, 1962, and 1970, and he is still Brazil’s all-time leading scorer, with 77 goals in 92 international appearances.
Brazil’s 2022 World Cup campaign will kick off on Monday with a last-16 match against South Korea at Stadium 974.
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