Pelé reappears on his 81st birthday and assures that he is “getting younger”

Brazilian star Edson Arantes do Nascimento ‘Pelé’, convalescing after the removal of a tumor in the colon last month, turns 81 this Saturday with “many victories” and affirmed that he is becoming “younger”.

“I thank all my Brazilian and world friends who wished me health and happiness on this day of my birthday, as I am getting younger than older”, said the triple world champion (1958, 1962 and 1970), in a video shared on his official profile of Instagram.

‘O Rei’ guaranteed his followers that this birthday, which comes almost a month after leaving the hospital, will be “much more celebrated.”

“They are 81 years of life, with many victories. And the main one is to celebrate it next to you”, said the former Santos y Cosmos forward.

Pelé received medical discharge on September 30 after being hospitalized for a month as a result of a surgery he underwent to remove a tumor in the colon.

The Albert Einstein Hospital in Sao Paulo, where he remained hospitalized all that time, reported then that the Brazilian idol would undergo chemotherapy treatment.

Since his departure from the clinic there has been no information about his state of health.

Pelé was hospitalized on August 31 for routine examinations that he had postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic and that detected that “suspicious” tumor in the colon on which he was operated a few days later.

After the surgery, he spent several days in the ICU until they took him up to the ward, although shortly thereafter he was transferred back to semi-intensive care due to “brief respiratory instability”.

From then on, his clinical evolution was satisfactory until he was finally discharged.

The health of Pelé, for many the best footballer in history, has deteriorated in recent years due to problems in the spine, hip and knee that have reduced his mobility and have forced him to undergo surgery. to suffer some kidney crises.


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Pelé reappears on his 81st birthday and assures that he is “getting younger”