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.