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How is Pelé doing? Latest health updates on his “kidney and heart dysfunctions”

The Albert Einstein Hospital, where he is admitted, has stated that the Brazilian “presents a progression of the oncological disease.”

The Albert Einstein Hospital, where he is admitted, has stated that the Brazilian "presents a progression of the oncological disease."

Pelé, hospitalized for three weeks in Sao Paulo, is receiving care related to “kidney and heart dysfunctions”, as reported by his doctors on Wednesday. The Brazilian star, undergoing treatment for colon cancer, “presents a progression of the oncological disease and requires greater care related to renal and cardiac dysfunctions,” said the Albert Einstein Hospital, where he has been admitted since last November 29.

The bulletin indicates that the 82-year-old triple-world champion “is still hospitalized in a common room, under the necessary medical care of the medical team.” Minutes before, his daughters reported that Pelé will spend Christmas in the hospital. The family has denied press reports stating that Pelé no longer responds to chemotherapy and is in a terminal phase before his doctors decided to go to palliative care.

Pelé's Christmas at the hospital

“Our Christmas at home was called off. We decided with the doctors that, for various reasons, it will be better to stay here, with all the care “Doctors, Flavia Arantes pointed out in a message posted on her social networks.

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Arantes has thanked “all the love” received from all corners of the planet and, jokingly, has promised to turn the room where his father is hospitalized “into a sambadrome” and “make caipirinhas” to celebrate Christmas. “The love for him, the stories, and your prayers are an enormous consolation because we know that we are not alone,” said the daughter of the former Santos and Cosmos striker, who also assured that “next week” she will update the state of health of the triple world champion.

Pelé has been hospitalized for three weeks to reassess the chemotherapy treatment against the colon tumor, which he underwent surgery on in September 2021, and overcome a “respiratory infection” that was detected days later (the hospital reported in the last bulletin that the Brazilian has improved from this condition). Despite his delicate situation, Pelé, considered by many to be the greatest footballer in history, has maintained intense activity on his social networks, with the publication of various messages about the Qatar 2022 World Cup.

In one of the last, he congratulated the Argentine team and Lionel Messi for winning their third star and recognized the brilliant performance of Frenchman Kylian Mbappé in the final last Sunday. “What a gift it was to see this spectacle for the future of our sport. And I couldn’t stop congratulating Morocco on their incredible campaign. It’s great to see Africa shine. Congratulations, Argentina! I’m sure Diego (Maradona) is smiling right now “, stated ‘O Rei’.


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