Brazil’s legend Pele is being treated for colon cancer at a hospital. The three-time World Cup champion was confirmed to be stable and will likely be released within the next few days.

  • Pele is back in hospital after receiving chemotherapy for a colon tumor. 
  • A Brazilian woman aged 81 underwent surgery to remove the tumor earlier in the year. 
  • At the time, he was being treated with chemotherapy. He has since returned to his hospital.
  • Pele is in stable health and should be out soon. 

Pele had to be admitted in hospital for treatment of a colon cancer. Sao Paulo Hospital Albert Einstein confirmed that Pele is stable and will soon be released.

In September, the 81-year old three-time World Cup champion with Brazil had surgery to remove a colon cancer. He was then hospitalized nearly a month.

He was told at that time by the hospital that chemotherapy would be required. It was announced that the Brazilian will continue his treatment on Wednesday. 

The Albert Einstein Hospital said that Pele is ‘stable and expected to be released in the next few days.’

Pepito Fornos is Pele’s assistant and revealed that the 81 year-old has been receiving chemotherapy to address the cancer discovered in routine tests at the beginning of August.

Pele received short-term intensive care following surgery to his right colon. The past months have been spent at home, in Guaruja outside of Sao Paulo.

Pele has returned to hospital to undergo treatment on a colon tumour discovered this year

Pele was treated for a colon tumor that had been discovered in this year’s hospital.

Brazilian legend Pele was in hospital earlier this year to undergo surgery on a tumour (pictured in September 2021)

Brazilian icon Pele, a legend in Brazil was admitted to the hospital in order to have surgery for a tumor (pictured September 2021).

Pele's daughter Kely (left) regularly provided updates on her father's health to fans during his last visit (pictured in September 2021)

Kely, Pele’s youngest daughter (left), provided regular updates to his fans about her father’s health during his recent visit (pictured September 2021).

Since the discovery of his tumour, he has kept his followers informed. In October, he posted a photo of his family, including his wife Marcia Aoki and doctors. Your happiness is what you should be focusing on. 

Although I know I don’t have the ability to jump, these last few days, it seems like I’m hitting the air more than normal. It’s so great to be home.

“I would like to express my gratitude to the whole Albert Einstein Hospital staff for making my stay pleasant and enjoyable with their warm, friendly welcome.

The Albert Einstein Hospital say Pele is 'stable' and will be released in the 'next few days'

According to the Albert Einstein Hospital, Pele is stable and will be released within the next few days.

The 81-ywar-old has been recovering with his family since undergoing surgery in September

Since September, when he had surgery to repair his hips and shoulder muscles, the 81-year-old is currently assisting with family recovery.

“Thanks to you all, from far, for making my life so complete by sending me many love messages.” 

Pele is Brazil’s greatest scorer and won the 1960, 1962, and 1970 World Cups.

Pele was diagnosed with a variety of medical issues in the last ten years, including a broken hip.

He was already making public appearances before the COVID-19 pandemic, and he’s made very few trips outside of his home near Santos.

Edinho, the son of his deceased father, said that last year he was depressed. Pele denied this claim.

Pele is regarded as Brazil's greatest ever player and guided his country to three World Cups

Pele is Brazil’s greatest player, and he led Brazil to three World Cups.

Officially, he was awarded 757 goals over a career that saw him become a star. However, club Santos claimed his total number of goals was close to 1000. Josef Biscan and Cristiano Rojo are now on the top-ten list.

He was also recently overtaken by Lionel Messi, who scored a hat trick for Argentina last week in South American qualifiers.

Messi recorded his record-breaking feat in Argentina’s 153 caps, while Pele scored his goals in Brazil’s official match 92.