PELE smiled from his hospital bed after undergoing further treatment for a colon tumor – with two of his daughters posting positive news.
The 81-year-old Brazilian legend spent a month at the Albert Einstein Hospital in Sao Paulo earlier this year after a tumor was removed.
Pele was readmitted for further treatment earlier this week, but his family shared positive news – urging fans to “calm down” and saying treatment was “planned”.
Flavia Kurtz Nascimento – who shares a picture of her posing with the beaming father Pele – has given her contribution a title: “My people !!!
“Last visit of the year to Einstein …
“To continue the treatment, with check-ups and chemo …
“Thanks to this wonderful team … my father just keeps developing !!!
“Thank you for the affection everyone … but Daddy is great.”
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Another of Pele’s daughters, Kely Nascimento, posted her sister’s picture again – and provided a positive update herself.
She wrote, “I appreciate all the affection we have received from all of you !!
“This photo was taken 10 minutes ago on @hosp_einstein, where my father was finishing a procedure that had been planned for months.
“My sister @flavia_kurtz_fisioterapiahe caresses him for me!
“He’s going home in two or three days to enjoy Christmas.
“That wasn’t a surprise. It was already planned and is part of the treatment.
“All my gratitude, always.”
In September, three-time world champion Pele confirmed that he must continue to undergo chemotherapy.
The tumor was discovered during routine check-ups in August.