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Football legend Pele to spend Christmas in hospital

Update : 22 Dec 2022, 18:22

The 82-year-old World Cup veteran has been receiving treatment for cancer since having a tumor removed in late 2021. New health complications mean he will spend the holiday in the hospital.

Brazilian soccer legend Pele will spend Christmas in the hospital after his health worsened during a visit to regulate his cancer medication.

Doctors at the Albert Einstein Hospital in Sao Paulo said on Wednesday that Pele requires "elevated care" related to kidney and cardiac dysfunction.

"Our Christmas at home has been suspended," his daughter Kely Nascimento said on Instagram on Wednesday.

"We decided with the doctors that, for various reasons, it would be better for us to stay here with all the care that this new family at Einstein gives us.

"We will even make some caipirinhas (not kidding!!)," she added. "We love you and we will give an update next week."

The 82-year-old soccer player — widely considered to be one of the world's greatest — has been in the hospital since late November. Pele has been undergoing chemotherapy since having a tumor in his colon removed in September 2021.

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