Brazilian football legend Pele will spend Christmas in the hospital due to the progression of his colon cancer, according to medical reports.
Since September 2021, Pele, 82, has been battling colon cancer. He was brought to the hospital on November 29 so that medical professionals could reevaluate his treatment plan.
According to a status report on Pele’s condition from the Albert Einstein Hospital in Sao Paulo, which was released on Wednesday, December 21, the legend is currently in need of therapy for cardiac and renal failure.
Furthermore, a respiratory infection that was identified following his hospitalization has been effectively managed.
Since November 29, Edson Arantes do Nascimento has been receiving treatment for a lung infection and reviewing the effectiveness of his chemotherapy for a colon tumor. The latest information from the medical staff indicates that he has advanced cancer and requires more care owing to renal and heart failure.
The patient is still in the hospital and is getting the right care in a public space from the medical team.
The legend’s daughter Kely Nascimento stated on Instagram that he found “great comfort” in the love of his fans.
She wrote: ‘Your love for him, your stories, and your prayers are a HUGE comfort because we know we are not alone.
‘Let’s turn this room into a Sambadrome (just kidding), let’s even make caipirinhas (not kidding!!).’
Pele has been in and out of hospital since having a tumor removed from his colon in September 2021 and has been undergoing chemotherapy in his fight against cancer.