Brazil Legend, Pele, not in Danger, as he Battles Cancer - Family

Starrys Obazei/December 01, 2022, with agency report.

Brazil legend, Pele, is not in danger, he is in stable condition and has full control of his vital functions.

Recall that Pele was on Wednesday taken to a hospital in Sao Paulo amid his ongoing battle with cancer, and it was widely reported internationally that his condition was worsening.

His daughter, Kely Nascimento, confirmed his hospitalization but insisted it was not an emergency.

However, reports from Brazil say that Pele is stable and does not need to be submitted to the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) at the Albert Einstein Hospital in Sao Paulo.

A note from the hospital released to the Brazilian press said: “After a medical evaluation, the patient was taken to a common room, without the need for hospitalization in a semi-intensive unit or ICU.

“The former player has full control of vital functions and stable clinical condition.”

Pele had been in and out of the hospital in recent months after having surgery to remove a tumor from his colon last year.

Meanwhile, it is still unknown when the 82-year-old will be discharged from the hospital.

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