SAO PAULO -- Brazilian great Pele says he is not seriously ill, easing fears from Thursday that his health deteriorated even though a hospital said he was in intensive care and undergoing renal support treatment.
The 74-year-old Pele used his official Twitter account to deny widespread reports that said his condition worsened and that he was put in intensive care to treat a urinary tract infection.
"I want to take this opportunity to let you know that I am doing fine," he said. "I was not put into...
Pele is "completely fine," his spokesman told Reuters on Thursday, despite the Brazil legend apparently having been moved into a special care unit at the Albert Einstein hospital in Sao Paulo.
Pele, 74, had been admitted to hospital on Monday with a urinary tract infection and was said to be in a "stable" condition, but it was claimed on Thursday that he had been taken into intensive care.
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SAO PAULO -- Brazil football legend Pele has been hospitalised for another "medical evaluation."
The Albert Einstein hospital in Sao Paulo says the three-time World Cup champion is "stable" after being admitted late on Monday.
Brazilian media says Pele has a urinary infection, but the information could not be immediately confirmed by the hospital.
The 74-year-old Pele was released from the same hospital less than 10 days ago after successfully undergoing surgery to remove kidney stones.