Pele to be released from the hospital Tuesday after recovering

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After being hospitalized twice in the last three weeks, reports from around the world have indicated soccer legend Pele will be released from the hospital in Brazil after making a full recovery.

Three weeks ago the 74-year-old had surgery to remove kidney stones, and he was brought back to the hospital in Brazil just 10 days later for what was eventually diagnosed as a urinary tract infection.

“Considering his good recovery, the medical team programmed his release for tomorrow,” said Albert Einstein hospital in Sao Paulo in a statement released Monday.

Pele was initially admitted into an intensive care unit for his second visit, before receiving dialysis and making a full recovery.

The Brazilian released a video on Friday to assure fans he was doing fine. It showed him in street clothing holding a guitar, playing for a bit, and then speaking to fans with a message in multiple languages that he will be fine. He also extends an invitation for everyone to visit Brazil and attend the upcoming Olympic games.

It’s fantastic news! Pele is a wonderful ambassador for the game and does incredible work promoting everything that is right with the world of soccer.