Brazilian Football Legend Pele Back In Hospital

first_imgBrazilian football great Pele is receiving treatment in a hospital in Sao Paulo. There were no immediate details on why the 74-year-old was taken to the Albert Einstein hospital.Pele underwent prostate surgery at the same hospital last May.Mirtes Bogea, a press officer for the city’s Albert Einstein hospital, said she could only confirm that Pelé was a patient but Globo.com reported that he had had back surgery on Thursday.The 74-year-old underwent prostate surgery at the same hospital in May. The procedure was to treat a condition that creates urinary problems because of an enlarged prostate, doctors said at the time. Tests conducted after that surgery showed there were no tumours.The former Brazil star spent two weeks in hospital last December because of a urinary tract infection that stemmed from surgery to remove kidney stones the previous month.last_img

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