Pele became a recluse and barely walks. Over the past 4 years he has done several operations
Recently, Pele has been in the media field for two reasons: either commenting on an event, or the press reports some changes in his condition. Now Pele 79. But the news over the past few years, describing his health (spoiler – to put it mildly, it is not very):
• June 2016: His participation in the opening ceremony of the Olympic Games 2016 is in doubt. But a couple of weeks before the start of the Olympic Games, doctors still allowed him to light a fire.
Pele himself refused this (as well as from participating in the opening ceremony of the Olympic Games) – for a couple of days he felt severe pain in the joints.
Then the foreign press first wrote about Pele’s disease – he has been struggling for several years with urinary tract complications.
A year before the start of the Olympic Games in Rio Pele, he underwent hip surgery. Since then, Pele no longer moves without a cane. Sometimes he uses special shoes with wheels – this reduces the load on the sore joint.
• January 2018. Pele was hospitalized due to exhaustion. Doctors quickly reacted to this, prescribed him a course of treatment, and just a couple of hours after he got to the hospital, they announced: nothing threatens Pele’s life.
Then Pele gave a great interview in which he himself spoke about health: “Over the past few years I have undergone three operations. Look at my feet: they used to be slim and beautiful, but now they have a lot of scars. I am not sick, I do not feel weak. Yes, I reduced the number of trips – this is necessary in order to make me feel better. ”
• June 2018. Pele was looking forward to the opening of the 2018 World Cup. But he did not appear there and canceled a number of events before the World Cup (for example, a meeting at Moscow State University).
• April-2019: After meeting with Kilian Mbappé in Paris, Pele was hospitalized with fever. He was discharged a week later.
A few days later, he was operated on in Brazil in connection with a stone in the ureter. Pele returned home only in mid-April.
Now is another piece of bad news. With words about Pele’s state of health, his son Edinho spoke:
“He became embarrassed a lot, he actually became a recluse. Imagine: he was always such an impressive figure, but today he cannot walk normally. He does not want to go out, does not want to be noticed, does not want to leave the house at all.
Now he is pretty weak. His hip joint was replaced, but rehabilitation was not ideal. Therefore, he has problems with mobility, which caused something like depression. ”