Pele: Brazil legend released from hospital but will continue being treated for colon tumour | Football News

Brazilian legend Pele was discharged from São Paulo hospital but will continue to be treated for colon cancer.

The three-time World Cup winner was hospitalized in early December to undergo chemotherapy sessions, but was discharged on Thursday.

Pele, 81, underwent surgery to remove colon cancer in September and spent nearly a month in the hospital.

“The patient remains stable and will continue to have the colon cancer treatment that was identified in September,” reads a statement from the Albert Einstein hospital.

Pele said on Twitter in November that he was “fine” and “feeling better every day” after his discharge from the hospital in September.

He won the 1958, 1962 and 1970 World Cups and remains Brazil’s all-time top scorer with 77 goals in 92 games.

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