The legendary Brazilian soccer star Pelé has been admitted to a hospital due to swelling all over his body.
According to reports, the 82-year-old is currently being treated for colon cancer, however, his daughter, Kely Nascimento has addressed her father’s recent hospitalization on social media.
“Lots of alarm in the media today concerning my dad’s health,” she wrote on her Instagram page. “He is in the hospital regulating medication. Some of my siblings are visiting Brazil. There is no emergency or new dire prediction. I will be there for New Year’s and promise to post some pictures. Really and truly, we appreciate the concern and love!”
Pelé rose to fame at the age of 17 during the 1958 World Cup, where he helped his team win the first of five games. Throughout his 20-year career, Pelé would score 757v goals in 831 games.
We are going to keep Pelé and his loved ones in our thoughts and prayers.