Bad news about one of the living legends of the world of football and sports. Skinat 82 years old and undergoing cancer treatment, has been hospitalized in Sao Paulo.

The former footballer underwent removal of a colon tumor in September 2021 and has received regular treatment ever since. His state of health has been surrounded by a certain mystery, since there is little information that transcends from his environment.

As anticipated this Wednesday ESPN Brazil, chemotherapy does not give results and Pelé remains hospitalized with “general swelling” throughout the body. He also suffers from decompensated heart failure. The star is undergoing several tests with the aim of obtaining a deeper evaluation of his health problems.

Pelé’s health has deteriorated in recent years due to other causes, such as spinal, hip and knee problems, which have reduced his mobility and forced him to undergo surgery, as well as suffering a kidney crisis. . For this reason, he has drastically reduced his public appearances.

In August, he denied in a statement the rumors about an alleged worsening of his state of health and assured that he was “very well”.

“I had to post this because there are fake news circulating on this matter. This makes me disappointed, but it will not affect me. I am winning this match. I am very grateful for my wife, for the laughter, for the peace of my home and for all the messages affectionate of you. I am very well and taking care of my health, “he said then. The three-time world champion is married to the Japanese businesswoman Marcia Aoki. They got married when he was 75 years old. She is quite a bit younger. She had already been married on two previous occasions.