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Pele is facing a dangerous disease of Cancer and ‘kidneys and heart fail to work’


Pele’s cancer is “advanced” and the Brazilian football legend needs “more care” due to “kidney and heart failure”, announced the Sao Paulo hospital where his daughters were preparing to celebrate Christmas on Wednesday

“King” Pelé, 82, was admitted to the Albert Einstein Hospital on November 29 for an evaluation of his treatment after being diagnosed with a colon tumor in September 2021.

“The patient has signs of progression of the disease and needs more attention to address the problem of kidney and heart failure,” the doctors explain in their health statement.

The Brazilian is still hospitalized “in a normal room, where he is receiving essential care”, the hospital added.

A few minutes before the publication of this press release, Pelé’s two daughters, Kely Nascimento and Flavia Arantes, announced on their Instagram pages that their father will celebrate Christmas in the hospital.

“Our Christmas at home will not be celebrated. We have decided with the doctors, that for various reasons, it is better to stay here, with all the services provided by our new family (from Albert Einstein hospital)”, is written in this message, with a picture of the two smiling sisters .

The two girls have posted several messages on social media in recent weeks to reassure Pele’s fans around the world, after Brazilian media reported that he was in poor health.

On Sunday, Kely Nascimento posted a photo of her sister Flavia rubbing her father’s left leg as he watched the World Cup final on television. Pele’s face is not visible in the photo.

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