The information of the surgery follows Pele’s denial of stories that he had fainted final week, when he mentioned that he was in good well being and receiving routine examinations.
The 80-year-old sports activities icon is recovering properly within the ICU following the elimination of the tumor, in accordance to his docs at Hospital Israelita Albert Einstein in São Paulo.
During one of many cardiovascular and laboratory checks, docs had discovered a suspicious lesion in his proper colon, which was found to be a tumor, mentioned Dr. Fabio Narsi and Dr. Miguel Cendoroglo Neto in an announcement.
“My mates, thanks very a lot for the type messages. I thank God for feeling very properly and for permitting Dr. Fábio and Dr. Miguel to care for my well being,” Pele mentioned in a publish on social media.
Pele, who burst onto the worldwide stage as an adolescent the 1958 World Cup, has remained within the highlight even after his retirement by way of worldwide product endorsements and as an outspoken public determine.
In 2000, FIFA named him as its Player of the Century, an honor he shared with Argentina’s Diego Maradona.
Last yr there have been fears over Pele’s well being, however he dismissed stories that he was affected by melancholy throughout his restoration from hip surgery.
Reporting from CNN’s Mitchell McCluskey in Atlanta and Marcia Reverdosa in São Paulo.