The Brazilian football legend, Pelé was admitted to a hospital in the suburbs of Paris “as a precaution”, after a “small fever”.
The Brazilian legend Pelé, 78, was admitted to a hospital in the suburbs of Paris “as a precaution”. He “is well”, learned AFP Wednesday, April 3, 2019 from concordant sources, while the Brazilian had come to France meet the prodigy PSG Kylian Mbappé .
I met Kylian Mbappe and his parents last night in Paris at @Hublot event. We talked goals, World Cups and watches. Great company! /Estive com @KMbappe e seus pais ontem à noite, durante um evento da @Hublot em Paris. Falamos sobre gols, Copas do Mundo e relógios. Grande encontro! pic.twitter.com/U63hLWy0mV
— Pelé (@Pele) April 3, 2019
The player’s entourage evokes an “infection”, “a little fever” and a simple measure of “precaution” before “a long trip” to return to Brazil, and indicates that he did not leave the hospital Wednesday afternoon.
The health of legend, a source of worry
The declining health of “O Rei”, the only player to have won the World Cup three times (1958, 1962 and 1970), has been a regular concern in recent years.
A first meeting in Paris with Mbappé, organized by their joint sponsor (Hublot), had already been canceled in November for this reason.
Edson Arantes do Nascimento, known as Pelé, has appeared several times in recent years in wheelchairs and walkers.
He had not been able to light the Olympic torch in Rio during the 2016 Olympics.
The world of football had previously held its breath in November 2014, when the Brazilian was placed in intensive care after a serious urinary tract infection requiring his placement on dialysis