Pele ‘Improving’ Following Health Scare

Doctors have revealed that Pele is continuing to improve following his admission to hospital earlier this week.

The Brazilian soccer legend, who won the World Cup in 1958, 1962, and 1970, has insisted that he is on the road to recovery, despite the fact that he is still in Sao Paulo’s Albert Einstein Hospital.

He even took to his Twitter account on Thursday to tell his legions of fans that he is “doing fine.”

On Thursday Pele was admitted to hospital suffering from “clinical instability.”

According to BBC News, doctors from the hospital have now confirmed that Pele “continues under temporary kidney support, lucid and with no need of breathing support… [Pele is] improving his clinical condition and remains in the intensive care unit.”

Pele continued to pepper his Twitter feed with updates for his worried fans. However, despite his insistence that he is not as ill as first feared, he did declare that he needs to continue his treatment and recover in peace.

Pele entered hospital just a couple of weeks ago to have kidney stones removed. He was then discharged from hospital on November 13. However, it has now been alleged that he got an infection from the surgery, which is what led to his complications.

Pele has been labelled as the greatest soccer player of all time. In his 21-year career, he scored 1,281 goals in 1,363 games, while he also struck the back of the net with 77 goals in 91 caps for Brazil.

FIFA even awarded him their Player of the Century accolade to celebrate his success in the game.

[Image via El Universal]