Brazilian football legend Pele left a Sao Paulo hospital on Thursday after several weeks, and a hospital bulletin said he would undergo chemotherapy after removing a colon tumor.
Pele was hospitalized for almost a month, checking-in for routine exams before a September 4 operation to remove the tumor. He was in and out of Albert Einstein Hospital’s intensive care unit in the days following the surgery, with social media posts from his family reassuring fans that he was recovering.
The hospital said in Thursday’s bulletin that he was stable and cleared to leave the hospital in the morning, but “will continue with chemotherapy.” According to a person familiar with the matter, Pele left the hospital in the evening.
The Santos, Brazilian and New York Cosmos player will turn 81 on October 23. Pele is the only person to have won three World Cups as a player. On Wednesday his daughter Kelly said she expected to be discharged. I have become stronger and continue my treatment and treatment at home leaving the hospital, I am going back home.”
Pele’s daughter living in America said this on social media.