One of Pele’s daughters said on Sunday that the Brazil soccer legend has not been moved to palliative care. The 82-year-old was hospitalized last week to re-evaluate his treatment for colon cancer.
His family denies that Pele is in end-of-life care. Pele had a tumor removed from his colon in September 2021 and has been receiving hospital care on a regular basis.
Pele, one of the greatest football players ever, had a tumor removed from his colon in September 2021, and he has been getting regular care in the hospital ever since.
Saturday, the Folha de S. Paulo newspaper reported that he was receiving palliative care after chemotherapy failed to produce the anticipated results.
Pele’s doctors haven’t confirmed that, and Flavia Nascimento, his daughter, said the report was wrong.
“The assertion that he is receiving palliative care and that his condition is terminal is pretty unfair.
Trust us: that’s not it,” she stated in a Globo TV interview.
Flavia said that because his colon cancer wasn’t completely gone, they had to change his medication from time to time.
The most recent report from the Albert Einstein Hospital in Sao Paulo, which was released on Saturday afternoon, stated that Pele was in stable condition and had also responded well to treatment for a respiratory infection that was discovered after he was admitted to the hospital.
What said Pele’s daughter in an interview?
Kely, another of Pele’s daughters, said in the interview that he had the respiratory infection about three weeks ago because he had COVID-19.
Kely stated, “He is sick, he is old, but at the moment he is being treated for a respiratory infection and will be back home when he gets better.”He is not currently saying his goodbyes in a hospital.
As a striker, Pele played for Brazilian clubs Santos and New York Cosmos. He was the only player to win the World Cup three times, in 1958, 1962, and 1970.
On Sunday, supporters of Santos held a vigil outside the hospital.
“We are radiating positive energies to our lord, for all that he has accomplished for soccer worldwide and all that he has accomplished for Santos,” said Jeferson Silvano, the top of an allies bunch.