Pele returns to the hospital days after kidney surgery


Brazilian soccer great Pele has been readmitted to the hospital for a reported urinary infection, just 12 days after undergoing surgery for kidney stones.

According to a spokesperson for the hospital, Pele has been admitted, but the person didn’t specify the reason for his admission. Local media reported the complication.

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At 74 years old, Pele was set to release his book a few days ago before being admitted for kidney stones. He had surgery and was released a few days later, just over a week ago.

The spokesperson only said he was there for a “medical evaluation” and is in “stable” condition.

FIFA named Pele footballer of the 20th century, and the Brazilian has won the World Cup three times.