Pelé leaves hospital after colon cancer treatment

Pelé leaves hospital after colon cancer treatment

Brazilian football great Pelé was discharged from the hospital on Thursday after continuing treatment due to a colon cancer discovered some six months ago.

“The peace of being next to my dear wife, Márcia, and our inseparable companion, Cacau,” Pelé said on Twitter on Friday under a picture with his wife and his dog.

“Treatment is difficult, but feeling their love is the best medicine. Home Sweet Home,” the former player added.

Pelé had been in the hospital since Monday. At the beginning of September, the world champion in 1958, 1962 and 1970 had a tumour removed from his colon.

After the operation, Pelé was initially treated in the intensive care unit and had to stay in hospital for about a month.

In December, he returned to the hospital for around two weeks to continue the treatment, and in February his stay was extended after a urinary tract infection.

Pelé’s health has repeatedly been a cause for concern in recent years. He underwent several operations on his hip and also had problems with his spinal column and knee.

“The King” will continue visiting the hospital at least once a month for check-ups and to continue treatment.