Footballer Pele has had a tumour faraway from his bowel after it was found throughout a routine medical test.
The Brazilian nationwide is recovering in an intensive care unit in hospital in Sao Paulo following surgical procedure. He shall be moved to a ward on Tuesday.
Pele, 80, stated he was doing effectively after the operation, hailing it as a “nice victory”.
He stated: “I thank God for feeling very effectively and for permitting Dr Fabio and Dr Miguel to deal with my well being.
“Final Saturday I underwent surgical procedure to take away a suspicious lesion in the correct colon. The tumour was recognized in the course of the assessments I discussed final week.
“Happily, I’m used to celebrating nice victories alongside you. I’ll face this match with a smile on my face, quite a lot of optimism and pleasure for residing surrounded by the love of my household and associates.”
The Albert Einstein Hospital stated the tumour was recognized throughout a routing cardiovascular examination, and had been despatched off for assessments.
Pele was admitted to hospital on 31 August, and had refuted claims he was sick.
He stated final week: “Guys, I didn’t faint, and I’m in superb well being. I went for my routine exams, which I had not been capable of do earlier than due to the pandemic.”
The previous footballer has all the time saved notoriously match and infrequently confronted harm on the pitch, till he underwent a failed hip substitute in 2012, and may no longer stroll unaided.