Despite the concern generated by Pele’s admission to the hospital the previous Tuesday, the considered best footballer of all time provided some reassurance to his followers, as he said that it is only a routine visit. And he did so in the middle of a tribute paid to him at the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.
Why did Pele go to the hospital?
It was on Tuesday when it became known that Edson Arantes do Nascimento “Pele” had entered a hospital in Sao Paulo, to reevaluate his treatment for cancer, and this Thursday the former player himself published a message on social networks in which he clarifies his situation.
“Friends, I am at the hospital making my monthly visit. It’s always nice to receive positive messages like this. Thanks to Qatar for this tribute, and to everyone who sends me good vibes,” the 82-year-old Brazilian wrote on his Instagram account.
That tribute to which Pele refers is the well-wishes that appeared in Qatar, host of the World Cup. His image appeared projected on some towers of the imposing city in which it could be read “Get well soon”.
Tite and Brazil to dedicate game against Cameroon to Pele
Brazil’s national team will play its third World Cup match this Friday against Cameroon, a match that will be dedicated to Pele, said coach Tite.
“All of us want to wish good health to Pele, our greatest representative, the extraterrestrial who is terrestrial. Good health, our solidarity to everyone,” Tite said at the last conference before the match.
Medical report on Pele’s health condition
Pele was admitted to the Albert Einstein hospital, with a stable clinical condition, which was confirmed with a medical report.
“Edson Arantes do Nascimento was admitted yesterday (November 29) at the Albert Einstein Israelite Hospital for a re-evaluation of the chemotherapy treatment of the colon tumor identified in September 2021. After the medical evaluation, the patient was transferred to the common ward, without the need for admission to the semi-intensive care unit or ICU. The former player is in full control of his vital functions and is in stable clinical condition”.