Pele undergoes surgery to remove colon tumour


Brazil football legend, Pele, has confirmed he underwent successful surgery to remove a tumour from his colon.

According to him, the tumour was discovered during tests in hospital last week.

The 80-year-old is remaining optimistic about his recovery and says he will keep a smile on his face during the process.

Pele confirmed the news in an Instagram post on Monday.

“Last Saturday I underwent surgery to remove a suspicious lesion in the right colon,” he wrote.

“The tumour was identified during the tests I mentioned last week. Fortunately I am 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.”

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