Brazil soccer nice Pele mentioned on Monday that he had a tumor on the best facet of his colon eliminated in an operation.
The operation was a “nice victory,” the 80-year-old soccer nice mentioned on his social media channels.
Pele went to Albert Einstein Hospital in Sao Paulo for routine exams final week when the tumor was discovered, he mentioned.
“I thank God for feeling very nicely and for permitting Dr. Fabio and Dr. Miguel to handle my well being,” Pele mentioned. “Final Saturday I underwent surgical procedure to take away a suspicious lesion in the best colon. The tumor was recognized in the course of the exams I discussed final week.
“Luckily, I am used to celebrating nice victories alongside you. I’ll face this match with a smile on my face, loads of optimism and pleasure for dwelling surrounded by the love of my household and associates.”
The hospital didn’t touch upon the well being of the one male participant to win three World Cups.
Edson Arantes do Nascimento, globally often known as Pele, was hospitalized Tuesday. He used his social media channels to disclaim he was unwell.
“Guys, I did not faint and I am in excellent well being. I went for my routine exams, which I had not been in a position to do earlier than due to the pandemic. Allow them to know I do not play subsequent Sunday,” he joked within the tweet.
Pele has had mobility issues since a failed hip substitute surgical procedure in 2012. He has been pressured to make use of walkers and wheelchairs in public. He has additionally been admitted to hospitals lately for kidney and prostate procedures.
Pele gained the 1958, 1962 and 1970 World Cups, and stays Brazil’s all-time main scorer with 77 targets.