SAO PAULO (BRAZIL), 30 Nov. (dpa/EP) -
Former Brazilian soccer player Edson Arantes do Nascimento, better known as Pelé, has been admitted again to the Albert Einstein Hospital in the Rio de Janeiro city of Sao Paulo due to the concern of doctors that the 82-year-old legend will no longer respond to chemotherapy treatment. .
However, his daughter Kely do Nascimiento tried to reassure all his followers and soccer fans with a message on social networks in which he insisted that his admission was "without surprises or emergencies." ESPN Brasil, on the other hand, reported that Pelé had swelling all over his body and that doctors at the Albert Einstein Hospital in Sao Paulo are concerned that tumors in various organs in the Brazilian are no longer responding to chemotherapy.
More than a year ago, Pelé had a tumor removed from his colon that doctors discovered during a routine exam. After the operation, Pelé was transferred to the intensive care unit and had to stay in the hospital for about a month after the operation.
After that, Pelé had to regularly go to the hospital for chemotherapy treatment. In addition, he underwent several hip surgeries and has spinal and knee problems. Two years ago he had a kidney stone removed after a urinary tract infection.
Pelé played a total of 92 international matches with the 'Canarinha', combined with the one who lifted three World Cups in 1958, 1962, 1970.