Pele health update issued as the Brazil legend’s cancer ‘worsening’

  • Pele’s condition has been updated as doctors say his cancer is getting worse.

  • Brazil legend to spend Christmas in hospital as cancer advances.

Pele health update issued as the Brazil legend's cancer'worsening'
Pele health update issued as the Brazil legend’s cancer ‘worsening’

Pele, three-time World Cup champion, will remain in the hospital for the Christmas since his cancer has advanced and he needs treatment for renal and cardiac abnormalities.

The legendary Brazilian striker was hospitalized late last month so that physicians could assess his condition and recommend course of therapy for his colon cancer, which he has had since September 2021. Additionally, he received treatment for respiratory illness.

His daughter, Kelly Nascimento, revealed on social media that the family will remain with Pele in the hospital while he receives care.

“Insta family, our Christmas at home has been suspended,” she wrote on Instagram. “We decided with the doctors that, for various reasons, it would be better for us to stay here with all the care that this new family at Einstein gives us!!


“We, as always, thank you for all the love you show us here in Brazil as well as around the world! Your love for him and your stories and prayers are HUGE comfort because we know we are not alone.

“We are going to turn this room into Sambódromo (just kidding), we will even make caipirinhas (not kidding!!). We wish everyone who celebrates Christmas that filled with family, full of children, some fighting 🤷🏽‍♀️ and TONS of Love and Health !!

“We love you, we will give you an update next week.”

The Brazil side showed their support at the World Cup with banners baring Pele’s image and name after their 4-1 victory over in Qatar. The Selecao’s campaign was cut short as they were eliminated on penalties by Croatia in the quarterfinals.



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