Soccer legend Pele was recovering within the intensive care unit at a Brazil hospital on Monday after he had a tumor faraway from his colon.
Pele made the revelation of the surgical procedure on Facebook.
“My buddies, thanks very a lot for the type messages. I thank God for feeling very properly and for permitting Dr. Fábio and Dr. Miguel to deal with my well being. Final Saturday I underwent surgical procedure to take away a suspicious lesion in the suitable colon. The tumor was recognized through the assessments I discussed final week,” he wrote.
“Fortuitously, I am used to celebrating nice victories alongside you. I’ll face this match with a smile on my face, a variety of optimism and pleasure for residing surrounded by the love of my household and buddies.”
Final week, Pele had to ensure to inform his followers and followers he was in “good well being” after he fainted.
“Guys, I didn’t faint and I’m in superb well being. I went for my routine exams, which I had not been capable of do earlier than due to the pandemic. Allow them to know I don’t play subsequent Sunday,” he joked in a tweet.
The 80-year-old Pele is the one male soccer participant to win three World Cups, however lately his well being has deteriorated to some extent the place he’s had to make use of walkers and wheelchairs. He had failed hip alternative surgical procedure in 2012 and has been within the hospital for kidney and prostate points.
The Related Press contributed to this report.