Pele Health update: Brazil football legend Pele undergoes surgery to remove colon tumor, out of danger: Former Brazil soccer great Pele underwent surgery on Saturday to remove a tumor in his colon, according to a social media post on Monday by the sports legend, who has been in hospital for six days.
Pele health update: “Last Saturday I underwent surgery to remove a suspicious lesion in the right colon,” the posting said. “The tumor was identified during the tests I mentioned last week.”
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In February 2020, Pele’s son Edinho said his father had become “embarassed” to leave his house because he cannot walk unaided.
His health has been a concern in recent years and he had prostate surgery in 2015 after he was admitted to hospital for the second time in six months. He was admitted for a urinary infection in 2019.
Pele is Brazil’s all-time leading goalscorer and one of only four players to have scored in four different World Cup tournaments.
Pele Health update: According to the Guinness Book of World Records, he scored a reported 1,279 goals in 1,363 appearances during his career, including 77 goals in 91 internationals for Brazil.
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