Soccer legend Edson Arantes do Nascimento, better known as Pelé, is in the hospital in São Paolo earlier this week after developing a urinary tract infection based on his kidney stone operation. He released a statement to his fans stating that he’s okay on Twitter.
He had done an interview with Time.com promoting his book and talking about his life before he was hospitalized.
The soccer legend is famous in the soccer world. He won the World Cup for Brazil three times in 1958, 1962, and 1970. He’s also considered by many a Brazilian national hero. He holds the record for the most goals scored during one soccer season — a grand total of 541.
Andrew Heiberger reports that Pelé was admitted to the hospital on Monday and was placed into the Intensive Care Unit based on his kidney trouble. He was receiving a great deal of visitors and fans. He was moved to a quieter place to get proper treatment. Now that’s he’s improving, we wish the soccer legend the best.