12:14  ,  December 5, 2022

Pele contracts COVID-19

Flavia, daughter of three-time world champion Pele, spoke about her father's health.

"About three weeks ago he got Covid. He is vaccinated, with all the vaccines, but because of the cancer medicine, the chemotherapy, which is fragile, he got a lung infection. That's why he went to the hospital, because of the lung infection. Is he serious? It's serious, because he's a certain age, he's treating cancer," says Flavia, Globo Esporte reports.

In 2021, Pele underwent surgery to remove a tumor in his colon.

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