Football legend Pele, 82, is hospitalized with ‘swelling all over and heart failure issues, cancer chemotherapy not working’ as he ‘struggles to eat’ with his wife by his side for testing in Sao Paulo
- Brazilian soccer legend Pele has been rushed to hospital in Sao Paulo, Brazil
- Pele has swelling all over his body and decompensated heart failure
- It is also said that his chemotherapy treatment on his cancer is no longer working
- There is no timeline for Pele’s stay at Albert Einstein Hospital
Legendary Brazilian star Pele’s health has reportedly deteriorated after he was admitted to hospital in Sao Paulo with swelling all over his body.
Pele, who is currently undergoing treatment for metastatic cancer, went to Albert Einstein Hospital on Tuesday for an unscheduled visit after being taken away by his wife Marcia Aokoi and a caregiver, according to ESPN Brasil.
The Einstein’s medical staff confirmed his condition as anasarca (general swelling), edemigemic syndrome (general edema) and even identified “decompensated heart failure”.
It is also reported that his chemotherapy treatment for his cancer is no longer working, as he was diagnosed with mental confusion upon entering the hospital, where he was restless.
He is due to undergo several tests today for further evaluation of the detected problems and disorders in his organs which have been affected by the metastatic cancer.
They are also set to consider the likelihood of hepatic encephalopathy, while Pele is also struggling to eat.
It is an extremely worrying time for medical staff and Pelé’s family, with particular concern over the failure of his cancer treatment.
Legendary Brazilian star Pele’s health reportedly deteriorated after he was admitted to hospital in Sao Paulo with swelling all over his body and heart failure issues
Pelé is one of the greatest footballers of all time and won three World Cups with Brazil
It is reported that Pele has his wife by his side in hospital as he undergoes several tests
There is no time frame for Pelé to leave the hospital, with Pelé still at the Einstein with his wife and caregiver by his side.
However, Pele’s daughter Kely Nascimento insisted there was no cause for alarm and there were ‘no surprises or emergencies’ related to her father’s hospitalization .
She posted on Instagram: “Lots of alarm in the media today regarding my dad’s health. He’s in hospital regulating medication.
Pelé has scored 655 goals in 700 club career games, while he has netted 77 times in 92 appearances for Brazil
Pele’s daughter Kely Nascimento insisted there was no cause for alarm about her father
“There is no emergency or dire new prediction. I’ll be there for New Years and I promise to post some pics.
Hospital officials had no comment on his health, and while his wife Marcia confirmed the Brazilian icon was in hospital, she hinted it was only for his chemotherapy and his standard exams.
Pele’s agent Joe Fraga said he had no update on the former Brazil striker’s status.