Brazil soccer great Pele said on Monday that he was recovering in a hospital from surgery to remove a tumor from his colon.
Pele, the only player to win three World Cups, did not say whether the tumor was malignant, but the 80-year-old former Santos and New York Cosmos player said he was feeling good.
“Last Saturday I underwent surgery to remove a suspicious lesion in the right colon,” he wrote in a social media post. “The tumor was identified during the tests I mentioned last week.”
The Albert Einstein hospital in Sao Paulo said in a statement that it was keeping Pele details ⇒
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