Pelé ‘will spend Christmas in hospital’ after medical reports show his cancer has WORSE

Brazilian soccer icon Pele’s health has declined and he will spend Christmas in hospital as he continues to fight colon cancer.

Pelé, 82, has been battling colon cancer since September 2021 and was hospitalized on November 29 for doctors to reassess his treatment.

The Albert Einstein Hospital in Sao Paulo released an update on Pele’s condition on Wednesday, revealing that he now requires care for heart and kidney dysfunction.

Brazilian soccer legend Pele's health has declined as he continues to battle colon cancer

Brazilian soccer legend Pele’s health has declined as he continues to battle colon cancer

He has also been treated for a respiratory infection diagnosed after his hospitalization.

‘Admitted since November 29 for re-evaluation of chemotherapy therapy for a colon tumor and treatment of a respiratory infection, Edson Arantes do Nascimento presents progression of the oncological disease and requires greater care related to renal and cardiac dysfunctions,’ the statement reads. update of the medical staff.

“The patient remains hospitalized in a common room, under the necessary care of the medical team.”

The legend’s daughter, Kely Nascimento, said in an Instagram post that the support from his fans was a “great comfort” to him.

She wrote: ‘Your love for him, your stories and your prayers are a HUGE comfort because we know we are not alone.

He has also been treated for a respiratory infection diagnosed after his hospitalization.

He has also been treated for a respiratory infection diagnosed after his hospitalization.

‘Let’s turn this room into a sambadrome (just kidding), let’s even make caipirinhas (not kidding!)’.

Pelé has been in and out of the hospital since having a colon tumor removed in September 2021 and has been receiving chemotherapy in his fight against cancer.

The news comes after recent reports provided fans with some optimism, stating that he had been improving.

‘The patient continues to show improvement in clinical status, particularly the respiratory infection. He remains in a normal room, he is conscious and with stable vital signs, ”said the medical staff at the Albert Einstein Hospital in Sao Paulo.

Pelé has been in and out of the hospital since having a colon tumor removed in 2021

Pelé has been in and out of the hospital since having a colon tumor removed in 2021

sports mail reported earlier this month that Pelé had made “progressive improvements” after he was taken to hospital for tests.

Despite initial concerns that he was near death, his daughters Flavia and Kely Nascimento quickly dismissed those reports, saying he was “ill” but still supporting Brazil in the World Cup.

A previous update from the doctors who treated him in Sao Paulo backed up his daughters’ claims, but it appears his condition may now have worsened.

Pelé is considered the best player in Brazil’s history and had tweeted that he would be watching his country’s World Cup campaign in Qatar.

Pelé, considered one of the best soccer players in history, won three World Cups with Brazil

Pelé, considered one of the best soccer players in history, won three World Cups with Brazil

Brazil's players held up a banner showing their support for Pelé after their 4-1 win over South Korea.

Brazil’s players held up a banner showing their support for Pelé after their 4-1 win over South Korea.

He burst onto the world scene as a 17-year-old at the 1958 World Cup, helping Brazil to the first of their five record-breaking successes, before also winning the 1962 and 1970 World Cups with the national team.

He revealed that he was “rooting for” Brazil’s current star players while watching their World Cup round of 16 match against South Korea from hospital.

However, Brazil’s trip in the Gulf State came to an unexpectedly early end, as they were shockingly eliminated by Croatia in the quarterfinals.

Despite the World Cup elimination, Pelé congratulated Neymar for equaling his record for goals with Brazil during the match.

On Instagram, the legend posted a photo of Neymar and wrote: “I watched you grow, I cheered you on every day and I can finally congratulate you on reaching my number of goals with Brazil.”

We both know this is more than a number. Our greatest duty as athletes is to inspire. To inspire our teammates today, the next generations and, above all, all those who love our sport.”

Despite Brazil's surprise elimination in the World Cup quarterfinals, Pelé congratulated Neymar

Despite Brazil’s surprise elimination in the World Cup quarterfinals, Pelé congratulated Neymar

Pelé's official Instagram account wrote a message to Neymar after the elimination of Brazil in the World Cup

Pelé’s official Instagram account wrote a message to Neymar after the elimination of Brazil in the World Cup

Pelé went on to address Brazil’s elimination from the tournament. ‘Unfortunately, this is not the happiest day for us.

‘My record was set almost 50 years ago, and no one has come close to it until now. You arrived, boy. That shows how great your achievement is.

The 82-year-old also watched the tournament final from hospital and once again took to social media to congratulate Lionel Messi and Argentina after their dramatic penalty shootout victory against France.

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