The man nicknamed “King” Pelé, 80, has been hospitalized since August 31 and discovered a tumor during routine examinations.

Brazilian football legend Pelé, 80, was still in an intensive care unit in Sao Paulo this Friday, recovering “satisfactorily” from the removal of a tumor “Suspicious” in the colon last Saturday. “Patient Edson Arantes do Nascimento is recovering satisfactorily, is conscious, speaks normally and maintains normal vital signs,” the Albert Einstein Hospital in Sao Paulo said in a statement Friday. .

The tumor was discovered during routine examinations, the hospital, where “King” Pelé has been in since August 31, explained on Monday. In this previous medical report, a transfer to a room as early as last Tuesday was mentioned. However, the three-time world champion (1958, 1962, 1970) remains in an intensive care unit (ICU), the hospital said on Friday. “I’m recovering well,” Pelé said on social media on Wednesday, in a condolence message sent to Brazilian singer Roberto Carlos who lost one of his children, cancer victim.

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