Soccer legend Pele will attend the World Economic Forum on Latin America held in Sao Paulo during the World Economic Forum on Latin America held in Sao Paulo, Brazil on March 14, 2018. (PauloWhitaker / Reuters)
According to Albert Einstein Hospital in São Paulo, Pele was moved from the intensive care unit to the general room after a Brazilian soccer tycoon had surgery to remove a tumor in his right colon.
The hospital added in a statement that the 80-year-old was in good clinical condition.
Pele, who won the World Cup three times, was hospitalized earlier this month because a tumor was found in the right colon during a routine examination. The tumor was removed and sent for analysis.
Pele has been suffering from hip problems for years and cannot walk on her own. His public appearance has already been cut before the COVID-19 pandemic, and since then he has made little unnecessary intrusion outside his home near Santos.