Eighty-year-old Brazilian football legend, Edson Arantes do Nascimento (well known as Pele) is reported to have left the intensive care unit of a hospital in Brazil after a successful surgery on a colon tumor.
One of his daughters, Kely Nascimento disclosed the information on social media.
“He is doing well post surgery, he is not in pain and is in a good mood (annoyed that he can only eat jello but will persevere!), He will move into a regular room in the next day or two and then go home,” She wrote.
“He is strong and stubborn and with the support and care of the brilliant team at Einstein and all of the love, energy and light that the world is sending, he will get through this!” she added.
The suspected tumor was detected during routine tests, according to the hospital, where Pele has been undergoing treatment since August 31.