Pelé sends a reassuring message: “I am strong”


Pele He wanted to send a reassuring message after all the information published on his state of health. The Brazilian football legend, hospitalized in a hospital in Sao Pauloassured that he remained “strong” and with “great hope”, after the hospital reported that he remained “stable” with a “good response” to a detected respiratory infection.

“My friends, I want you all to stay calm and positive. I am strong, very excited and continuing my treatment as always. I want to thank the entire medical and care team for all the care I have received.J have great faith in God and every message of love I receive from you around the world keeps me energized. And I look to Brazil in the World Cup too! Thank you so much for everything,” he wrote. Pele on social networks.

Pele “He continues the treatment and the state of health remains stable”, had reported shortly before in a press release the doctors of the Albert Einstein hospital. “He also had a good response to treatment for the respiratory infection, without showing any worsening of the clinical picture in the last 24 hours,” added the 82-year-old former footballer’s medical team.

Pele He was admitted on Tuesday for a review of his chemotherapy treatment for colon cancer identified in September last year. The newspaper Folha de S. Paulo published this Saturday that he was no longer responding to chemotherapy treatment and was receiving “palliative care”

In view of the various reports in the local press on the supposed aggravation, football leaders and institutions, as well as many Brazilians, expressed their concern and sent messages of solidarity this Saturday to oh king.

“Strength, king Pele. We count on you. Everything will be fine”, published the official account of the Brazilian Football Confederation on Instagram, accompanied by a photo with a flag bearing the image of the Brazilian legend.

The city of Doha, where the World Cup is currently taking place, on Saturday decorated several of its buildings with the image of Pele, with a message wishing him a speedy recovery. Around the Lusail stadium, north of the city where the final will be played, and on the Aspire tower, not far from the Khalifa stadium, an image of the triple world champion appeared from behind, dressed in a green jersey and his mythical tenaccompanied by the words “Get well soon”.


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