Pele will be home from hospital before Christmas after treatment for colon tumour, confirms daughter

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Bengaluru, India Published: Dec 09, 2021, 03:19 PM(IST)

Pele's daughter has said that Pele will be home before Christmas after treatment for colon tumour Photograph:( Reuters )

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Pele has suffered from a series of health issues in recent years. Hip surgery left him with recurring pain and he cannot now walk unaided.

Pele was hospitalised for a scheduled procedure as part of his treatment for a colon tumor and the Brazilian soccer great will be home in time to spend Christmas with his family, his daughter Kely Nascimento said.

Three-time World Cup winner Pele, who was admitted to Sao Paulo's Hospital Albert Einstein on Wednesday, underwent an operation to remove the tumor in September and spent nearly a month under care.

The hospital said at the time that the 81-year-old would need to undergo chemotherapy.

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"In two or three days he will be back home to enjoy Christmas," his daughter said on Instagram. "This was not a surprise. It was already scheduled and is part of the treatment."

Widely considered to be one of the greatest footballers of all time, Pele has suffered from a series of health issues in recent years. Hip surgery left him with recurring pain and he cannot now walk unaided.

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He appeared upbeat in videos taken during his recovery period in September and October and he said on Twitter last month that he was feeling better.

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