The legendary Brazil star, Pele, has reportedly been hospitalised in Sao Paulo with swelling all over his body.
Pele, who is reported to be currently undergoing treatment for metastatic cancer, was taken to the Albert Einstein hospital on Tuesday in an unscheduled visit, by his wife, Marcia Aokoi, and a carer.
His health deteriorated as he was diagnosed with anasarca (general swelling), and edemigemic syndrome (general edema) and a ‘decompensated heart failure.’
According to reports, Pele’s chemotherapy treatment on his cancer is no longer working, and he was also diagnosed with mental confusion.
The 82-year-old football legend is set to undergo a series of tests Wednesday for a further assessment of his health conditions.
They are also set to look at the likelihood of a hepatic encephalopathy, while Pele is also struggling to eat, according to reports.
While his medical team and Pele’s family are extremely worried about his condition, his daughter, Kely Nascimento, has insisted that there is no need for alarm as there is no surprise in her father’s hospitalisation.
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