Brazil legend Pele thanks fans for get-well wishes, acknowledges Qatar for paying tribute
On Tuesday, Pele was admitted to a hospital in Sao Paulo to re-evaluate a cancer treatment after he had a tumor removed from his colon in September 2021.
Brazilian soccer legend Pele on Thursday said in an Instagram post that he is at the hospital for a monthly visit and thanked his supporters for the positive messages he has received. The 82-year-old former forward, known as one of the greatest players of all time, posted a photo in which a picture of his face is projected on a building in Qatar, next to a message which says "Get well soon."
"Friends, I am at the hospital making my monthly visit," he said in the post. "It's always nice to receive positive messages like this. Thanks to Qatar for this tribute, and to everyone who sends me good vibes!"
On Tuesday, Pele was admitted to a hospital in Sao Paulo to re-evaluate a cancer treatment after he had a tumor removed from his colon in September 2021. Pele, who has led Brazil to three world cup titles - 1958, 1962, and 1970 - has suffered health issues in recent years, but has remained active on social media. Last month, he said he hoped to see Brazil's national squad capture a record-extending sixth title in Qatar.
Brazil, meanwhile, in the ongoing FIFA World Cup in Qatar have qualified for the knockouts and will be playing their last group stage match on Friday night against Cameroon at 00:30 PM IST. The five-time winners will be without their star forward Neymar and right-back Danilo, both of who are out due to injuries.
(With inputs from Reuters)