Football legend Pele jokes he is ready to ‘play 90 minutes ‘ as he leaves intensive care unit following surgery to remove colon tumour

September 15, 2021

Football legend, Pele has been moved out of intensive care as the Brazil football great continues his recovery from surgery .

The 80-year-old three-time World Cup winner has been in the Alberto Einstein hospital in Sao Paulo since doctors removed a tumour from his colon earlier this month.

However, he confirmed in a post on Instagram that he has now left intensive care and even joked that he was now ready to play ’90 minutes and extra time!’  

He said: ‘My friends, this is a message for each of you. Don’t think for a minute that I haven’t read the thousands of loving messages I’ve received around here.

‘Thank you very much to each one of you, who dedicated a minute of your day to send me positive energy.

‘Love, love and love! I have already left the intensive care unit and I am in my room. I continue every day happier, with a lot of disposition to play 90 minutes, plus extra time. We will be together soon!’

Football legend Pele jokes he is ready to

Yesterday, his daughter Kely Nascimento confirmed he would be moved out of intensive care to a ‘regular room’ following the surgery. 

‘He is doing well post surgery, he is not in pain and is in a good mood (annoyed that he can only eat jello but will persevere!). He will move into a regular room in the next day or two and then go home,’ Nascimento said on Instagram.

‘He is strong and stubborn and with the support and care of the brilliant team at Einstein and all of the love, energy and light that the world is sending, he will get through this!’

0 Comments

Submit a Comment

Your email address will not be published.

Related Articles

New Week Affirmations

Declare what you want to be true about yourself or your life, as if it were already true. Scroll through these 5 positive affirmations... I am thankful for my life. I feel strong and well. I cause my dreams to become my reality. I treasure my hopeful attitude. I trust...

#Faceoftheweek – Jessica Okafor

In an exclusive interview with Jessica Okafor, granted Bayo Speaks as a face of the week. She revealed her background, career, way of life and achievements. Jessica Okafor is the Director of Ispeak Diction and Social Polish Academy (School of Diction and...

Morning Affirmations

Affirmations seem to have benefit for many people, but how, exactly, does affirming yourself help relieve self-sabotage and negative thoughts? Affirmations are nothing more than words. Still, words do have power, all the same, and positive self-talk can offer plenty...

Understanding the meaning of Mental Health

Over the course of your life, if you experience mental health problems, your thinking, mood, and behavior could be affected. It affects how we think, feel, and act. It also helps determine how we handle stress, relate to others, and make choices.  Mental health...

#Faceoftheweek – Kemi Ogunkoya

In an exclusive interview with Kemi Ogunkoya, granted Bayo Speaks as a face of the week. She revealed her background, career, way of life and achievements. Kemi Ogunkoya, is a Leadership Development Strategist, Certified Management Consultant, Author, Creator of The...

#MorningAffirmations

Kick start your day with a positive mindset. Affirmations.. • Any challenge I face is within my ability to handle. • I am prepares to face this . • I am capable and always find a way. • I’m already succeeding. • I’ve got this.

Remember the reason why you held on for so long

To be so strong that nothing can disturb your peace of mind. To talk health, happiness, and prosperityto every person you meet. To make all your friends feel that there is something in them. To look at the sunny side of everythingand make your optimism come true. To...