Pele will be unable to attend a London tribute dinner in his honour on Sunday after he collapsed in Brazil with severe exhaustion.
The Football Writers' Association said in a statement that the three-time World Cup winner with Brazil, now aged 77, would not be able to come to the event.
A spokesman for Pele, however, denied the football great had been taken to a hospital, as was first reported by the FWA.
"I have no idea who made up that news. He went to Rio de Janeiro and back [from Sao Paulo]...