Pete Has Tumor Removed From Colon


Published on September 7 2021 5:52 am
Last Updated on September 7 2021 5:52 am
Written by Millie Lange

Soccer legend Pele said in an Instagram post Monday that he’d had surgery last Saturday to remove a tumor from his colon. He wrote, “Fortunately, I’m used to celebrating great victories alongside you. I will face this match with a smile on my face, a lot of optimism and joy for living surrounded by the love of my family and friends.”

The post came after Pele’s business manager told ‘The Athletic’ the 80-year-old was doing well despite being hospitalized for several days.

Pele is the only soccer player to win three World Cups, which he did with Brazil in 1958, 1962 and 1970.