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Pelé, hospitalized, feels “strong, and full of hope”

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Brazilian soccer legend Pelé, hospitalized in Sao Paulo since Tuesday with a respiratory infection, said on Saturday he felt “strong, and full of hope” as he continues his treatment for colon cancer.

“I want to reassure everyone. I am strong, and hopeful and continuing my treatment as always”the 82-year-old icon said in an Instagram post illustrated by a medical report released on Saturday describing the former striker’s condition as ” steady “.

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The triple world champion took the opportunity to thank everyone for the many messages of support he received and added that they gave him ” full of energy “ allowing him in particular to follow the course of Brazil during the World Cup-2022 in Qatar.

“He reacts appropriately”

A little earlier in the day, the Albert-Einstein hospital in which Pelé is treated had communicated on his state of health, affirming that he (continued) his treatment and that his condition (was) still “stable”.

“He is responding appropriately to the care provided to treat his respiratory infection, with no deterioration in the last 24 hours”, said his doctors. Reacting to rumors reporting a deterioration in his state of health, several personalities and organizations had expressed their solidarity with the ” King “. Frenchman Kylian Mbappé paid tribute to Pelé by tweeting the message “Pray for the King” (“Pray for the King”) with the mention “Pele”.

The city of Doha, where the 2022 World Cup is taking place, adorned several of its buildings with a photo of Pelé on Saturday with a message wishing him a speedy recovery, journalists noted.

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For his part, England captain Harry Kane also spoke about the Brazilian’s state of health at a press conference. “We obviously send our thoughts to him and his family. He’s an inspiration to us, an incredible player and personality.”did he declare.

Pelé was admitted to Albert Einstein Hospital in Sao Paulo on Tuesday for a reassessment of his colon cancer treatment. His respiratory infection is “treated with antibiotics”said the doctors.

Thursday, already on his Instagram account, Pelé had indicated that it was a “monthly visit” routine and thanked everyone who sent him messages of support.

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