Former Brazilian football player Edson Arantes do Nascimento ‘pele’one in treatment Colon cancerhe had covid-19 and he developed a lung “infection” that forced him to be hospitalizedas described by his daughter Kely Nascimento.

“He caught covid about three weeks ago. vaccinated has all the vaccines, but is fragile due to drugs and cancer chemotherapy and developed a lung infection. That’s why he went to the hospital,” Nascimento told the Globo network.

Pelé, 82, has been admitted to the Albert Einstein Hospital in Sao Paulo since Tuesday last week “to reevaluate the chemotherapy treatment of a colon tumor identified in September 2021,” according to the clinic. Later, the medical team reported that the triple world champion with Canarinha was suffering from a “respiratory infection”, so they started giving her antibiotics. replied “enough” since that time.

According to the latest health bulletin released Saturday, the former striker’s treatment continues and health status “stable”. “He has responded well to treatment for his respiratory infection with no worsening in his condition in the past 24 hours,” the hospital said.

In parallel, the ESPN network and the Folha de Sao Paulo newspaper, Pelé no longer responds to chemotherapy sessions and goes to palliative care After the cancer detected in the colon has spread to other organs of the body.

The family vehemently denied this information. “Not in intensive care. In a normal room, is not at risk. under treatmentFlávia Arantes, who is also the daughter of the former Brazilian football player who participated in the news published by Globo, added: “It is very unfair that they start talking about him in palliative treatment in a terminal situation. It is not like that.”

This is the last hospitalization of ‘O Rei’, great solidarity movement in the world of football It coincides with the World Cup in Qatar. While various accolades are poured into the former Santos and Cosmos player from that country, fans of the São Paulo club are standing vigil outside the hospital in São Paulo to wish their idol a speedy recovery.