Football legend Pele back in the hospital


Football legend Pele back in the hospital


Worry about Pele! The football icon had to go back to the hospital. The 80-year-old calms down with Twitter jokes.

In Brazil there was speculation about the health of football legend Pele. The 80-year-old is now clearing it up himself. He reports on Twitter.

Yes, the Brazilian had to go to a hospital in Sao Paulo. But, “Guys, I didn't faint and I'm in good health.” These are just routine examinations that he had postponed because of the corona pandemic.

He hasn't lost his sense of humor either: “Let me know that I won't play next Sunday!”

Pele hasn't always had it that funny in the past few years. He has had several hip operations. His hips and knees are troubling him. Two years ago he had a kidney stone removed after a urinary tract infection.

Pele is one of the best footballers of all time. In 92 international matches, he won three world titles with his home country and scored 77 goals. His 1,279 goals in 1,363 games are a world record.

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