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Football legend Pele hospitalised for tumour treatment

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Football legend Pele hospitalised for tumour treatment

Brazilian football legend Pele has been hospitalised for treatment of a previously identified colon tumour, his doctors said Wednesday, the latest health issue for the 81-year-old icon.

The three-time world champion was admitted to Albert Einstein Hospital in Sao Paulo “for follow-up treatment of the colon tumor identified in September this year,” his medical team said in a statement.

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“The patient is stable, and is expected to be released in the coming days.”

It did not say when Pele was hospitalised.

Pele underwent surgery for the tumor on September 4, spending a month in the hospital before being released to continue chemotherapy.

The star’s public relations agency described the latest hospital stay as routine.

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“He went in for chemo. He always has to go to the hospital for the treatment,” it said in a note.

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