World football legend Pele underwent surgery to remove a colon tumor in his native Brazil. Edson Arantes, 80, near Nascimento, underwent surgery over the weekend, and today he posted a post on social media reassuring his fans that he was feeling well after the medical intervention.
"Last Saturday I underwent surgery to remove a suspicious tumor in my right colon. The tumor was identified during the tests I mentioned last week, "wrote the legend of Santos and Brazil.
Pele underwent surgery at the elite Albert Einstein Hospital in Sao Paulo, where the tests took place last week. They also confirmed that the three-time world champion is feeling well and his condition is improving.
The former footballer himself did not forget to thank all the fans who care about him, writing: "Friends, thank you very much for the messages of affection. Thank God that I feel good and that I allowed doctors Fabio and Miguel to take care of my health. Fortunately, I am used to celebrating great victories next to you. I will face another match with a smile on my face, a lot of optimism and joy that I live surrounded by the love of family and friends.