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PELE ASSURES FANS THAT HE’S “STRONG” AFTER REPORTS OF HIM NOT RESPONDING TO CHEMOTHERAPY

82-year-old Brazilian footballing icon Pele, issued an update on his health after reports emerged online by several notable journalists (who quoted Brazilian outlet Folha) about him not responding to chemotherapy and having been moved to end-of-life care.

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He said on Instagram, “My friends, I want to keep everyone calm and positive. I’m strong, with a lot of hope and I follow my treatment as usual. I want to thank the entire medical and nursing team for all the care I have received.”

“I have a lot of faith in God and every message of love I receive from you all over the world keeps me full of energy. And watch Brazil in the World Cup too!”

“Thank you so much for everything.”

The hospital where he is receiving treatment at, Hospital Israelita Albert Einstein, issued a statement on 3 December, saying that Pele is in stable condition and that his health status had a general improvement.

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Pele has been undergoing treatment for bowel cancer since last September.

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