Pelé back in hospital in Brazil for treatment on colon tumour

Pelé is in hospital to undergo treatment for a colon tumour, São Paulo’s Hospital Albert Einstein said on Wednesday. It added that the 81-year-old former Brazil international was in stable condition and should be discharged in the next few days.

The three-times World Cup winner underwent surgery to remove a colon tumour in September and spent nearly a month in hospital. The hospital said at the time that he would need to undergo chemotherapy.

According to Wednesday’s note from the hospital, Pelé is “continuing” his treatment. The football legend said on Twitter last month that he was “fine” and feeling better “every day”.

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