Brazilian football icon Pele insists he is “in very good health” as an 80-year-old explains the recent hospital visit was for routine checkups
- Pele said he was unable to visit hospital during the pandemic due to Covid risks
- But the 80-year-old has been cleared for some routine checkups
- Pele can no longer walk unaided, but insists he is in very good health
Brazilian football icon Pele insists he is “in very good health” and denied a more serious problem after a recent hospital visit.
It was feared that the 80-year-old, who can no longer walk unaided, would have a serious problem, but the legendary former striker sprang into action to allay that fear.
He posted on his social media channels to keep supporters informed of his condition.
Pele insists he is in very good health after some routine checkups at the hospital
“Guys, I didn’t pass out and I’m in very good health. I went for my routine exams, which I hadn’t been able to do before because of the pandemic,” Pele wrote on Twitter.
Pele is considered one of the greatest footballers in history and is the only player to have won three World Cups.
Last year, his son said his father was depressed due to his ill health and was reluctant to leave the house because he can’t walk without help, although Pele later publicly denied that statement.
Pele, who was released from the hospital after checkups on Tuesday, said earlier: “I’m doing well. I continue to accept my physical limitations in the best way possible, but I intend to keep the ball rolling.
‘I have good and bad days. That’s normal for people my age. I’m not afraid, I’m determined, confident in what I do.’
Legendary Brazilian striker denied reports of more serious health problem