Pelé said, “On my birthday, I just want to express my gratitude. Life is beautiful. Completing 82 years in health with you. This is the best gift.”
Many congratulatory messages came to the former football player.
Former Brazilian football player Edson Arantes do Nascimento ‘Pelé’ thanks life for allowing it to celebrate 82 years this Sunday in good health and with friends from “Brazil and the world”.
“On my birthday, I just want to express my gratitude. Life is beautiful. Completing 82 years with you in good health. This is the best gift.. Thank you for everything I’ve received,” Pele wrote on her Instagram profile.
In a video on the same social network, Pelé “Friends from Brazil and all over the world” and stated that he was in good health, without reference to colon tumor treatment.
“God gave me this health to be able to thank you. The whole world knows that I can be grateful for my age. 82 years is a blessing from God and I hope it lasts longer. 82 years is better. Thank you sincerely. Everything I got”, completed.
Some figures like the striker of the French PSG Neymar and former football player Rivaldo sent congratulatory messages to Pelé, among others.
“God continues to bless his life even more,” wrote Rivaldo, while Neymar posted a video on his social networks to wish “Happy Birthday to the King of Football”.
Pelé underwent surgery last year for a colon tumor that was detected during a routine series of tests..
From there, he began a cycle of chemotherapy sessions that forced him to go to the hospital several times to watch his evolution closely.
Since then, his state of health has been surrounded by a certain mystery, as little information comes from his surroundings, but his official remains “stable” according to the health bulletins of previous months.
Pele’s health has deteriorated in recent years for other reasons as well; spine, hip and knee problemsIn addition to having a kidney attack, which reduced his mobility and forced him to pass through the operating room.
This has greatly reduced his public appearances, although he remains very active on social networks.
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