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Pele reportedly moved to "end-of-life" care

Mbappe leads tributes to Pele as Brazilian icon is reportedly moved to end-of-life hospital care

December 3, 2022 By Ali M.
The 82-year-old legend has reportedly stopped responding to chemotherapy for his bowel cancer and is now in palliative care.

Kylian Mbappe is one of the biggest names in world football leading the thoughts and prayers being sent Pele's way as the health of the Brazilian icon reportedly deteriorates.

The 82-year-old was admitted to the hospital on Tuesday in order to undergo treatment for bowel cancer, which he has been battling since September. While this sparked concern, it was announced on Thursday that the Selecao legend was in stable condition.

However, a heartbreaking update has been reported today via a Brazilian news outlet. According to Folhua, one of the country's daily newspapers, Pele is no longer responding to chemotherapy treatment and has thus been moved to end-of-life care at the Hospital Israelita Albert Einstein in São Paulo.

His nation was in action on Friday, with the Selecao taking on Cameroon in their third and final 2022 FIFA World Cup group-stage match. Fans at the stadium paid tribute to Pele and wished him a speedy recovery, a message which was echoed throughout Qatar, the host nation.

But with the legendary attacker reportedly being in palliative care to relieve pain, fans of the beautiful game have already begun fearing for the worse. Mbappe was one of the first high-profile players to respond to this worrying revelation, tweeting out his prayers for "the king" during this difficult time.

And Kylian was not alone in sending his message of support, given how revered Pele is in the beautiful game, with many taking to Twitter to wish the South American their thoughts and prayers.

The 82-year-old is regarded by many as the greatest player to have graced the sport, having won three FIFA World Cup titles and numerous other team and individual accolades. We also wish Pele a speedy recovery and wish to see the Brazilian healthy and smiling very soon.

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