World-famous football legend, Pele hospitalized over swollen body, heart issues

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Pele, the legendary Brazilian football legend, has been rushed to hospital.

The football legend was reportedly hospitalized in Sao Paulo with swelling all over his body.

Pele, who is reported to be undergoing treatment for metastatic cancer, was taken to the Albert Einstein hospital on Tuesday in an unscheduled visit, by his wife, Marcia Aokoi, and a carer, according to a report by Daily Mail.

His health deteriorated as he was diagnosed with anasarca (general swelling), and edemigemic syndrome (general edema) and a ‘decompensated heart failure.’

According to reports, Pele’s chemotherapy treatment on his cancer is no longer working, and he was also diagnosed with mental confusion.

The 82-year-old football legend was set to undergo a series of tests last Wednesday for a further assessment of his health conditions.

They were also set to look at the likelihood of a hepatic encephalopathy, while Pele was also struggling to eat, according to Daily Mail.

While his medical team and Pele’s family were extremely worried about his condition, his daughter, Kely Nascimento, had insisted that there was no need for alarm as there was no surprise in her father’s hospitalisation.

She posted on Instagram: “Lots of alarm in the media today concerning my dad’s health. He is in the hospital regulating medication.

“There is no emergency or new dire prediction. I will be there for New Years and promise to post some pictures.”

The hospital has not commented on Pele’s health, and while his wife Marcia did confirm the Brazil icon was in hospital, she implied it was only for his standard chemotherapy and check-ups, according to Daily Mail.

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