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Brazil’s Pele Not under Palliative Care, Says Daughter 

Pele has been regularly receiving hospital care since his colon tumour was removed in September 2021

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Sadaf Hasan
Sadaf Hasan
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BRAZIL: Pele, the legendary footballer of Brazil, has not been transferred to palliative care amid the rising rumour that he was receiving end-of-life care after the 82-year-old was admitted to the hospital last week to reevaluate his colon cancer treatment.

On Sunday, one of his daughters downplayed the rumors, saying, “It’s pretty unfair that people are saying that he is in a terminal condition and that he is under palliative care.” Believe us: That’s not it.”

In September 2021, Pele, one of the greatest football players ever, underwent colon cancer surgery. Since then, he has been receiving regular hospital care.

As stated in a Saturday article in the newspaper Folha de S. Paulo, he was getting palliative care after chemotherapy stopped having the desired results.

The information has not been confirmed by Pele’s medical personnel, and his daughter Flavia Nascimento claimed the report was inaccurate.

Flavia continued by saying that they occasionally switched his medication because his colon cancer had not been totally eradicated.

The most recent report was released on Sunday by the medical staff of Sao Paulo’s Albert Einstein Hospital, which stated that Pele was in “stable condition” and had reacted favourably to treatment for a lung infection discovered after his hospitalisation.

Another of Pele’s daughters, Kely, claimed in the interview that he had COVID-19 about three weeks before, which led to the respiratory illness.

Kely said, “He is unwell, he is old, but right now he is being treated for a respiratory infection, and when he gets better, he will be returning home,” adding that “He is not saying goodbye in a hospital right now.”

Pele, a Brazilian striker, also played for Santos and the New York Cosmos. In 1958, 1962, and 1970, he won the World Cup three times, a feat no other player has ever accomplished.

On Sunday, Santos supporters gathered in front of the hospital to conduct a vigil. “We are sending good vibes to our king for everything he has done for Santos and soccer in general,” said Jeferson Silvano, the leader of a group of supporters.

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