São Paulo/Munich – Football legend Pele has responded to a media report about his alleged serious health condition with a statement on social media aimed at expressing his confidence.
“My friends, I want everyone to stay calm and positive. I am strong and have a lot of hope and am continuing my treatment as usual,” the 82-year-old Brazilian’s Instagram account posted to his more than ten million followers on Saturday. evening.
“I would like to thank the entire medical and nursing team for the care I have received. I have great faith in God and every message of love I receive from around the world gives me strength,” the message said. The statement concluded with a request: “Watch Brazil play the World Cup! Thank you for everything.”
A newspaper reported that chemotherapy was no longer having the desired effect
The newspaper “Folha de Sao Paulo” had previously reported that Pele’s chemotherapy for colon cancer was no longer having the desired effect. King Ya-ri is now receiving palliative care.
Palliative medicine is intended for the treatment of people with advanced disease who have a low life expectancy. The report from the famous newspaper, in turn, spread around the world quickly.
France’s chief striker Kylian Mbappe called on Twitter to “pray” for the “king”, and England captain Harry Kane spoke of “sad news”, on the facades of many glittering buildings in the World Cup host country Qatar, and wishes for a recovery again predicted. on Saturday.
Pele has been in hospital since the beginning of the week
The doctors treating Pele did not comment, except in a bulletin issued on Saturday evening, on the case of the respiratory infection that the idol suffered during his stay in the hospital: “The clinical picture has not worsened in the past twenty-four hours.”
Pele was admitted earlier in the week for what his doctors described as a “re-evaluation” of the chemotherapy he’d been undergoing since removing a colon polyp in September last year.
Brazil fans wished the 1958, 1962 and 1970 world champions a “speedy recovery” with a huge banner on Friday before Selecao’s final World Cup qualifying round match against Cameroon (0-1).
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