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Pele undergoes surgery to remove kidney stones


Football legend Pele has undergone surgery to have kidney stones removed after being admitted to hospital in Sao Paulo yesterday.

Pele (74) was admitted to the Albert Einstein hospital on Wednesday evening with stomach pains which forced him to cancel an appearance at the Pele Museum in Santos. A Spokesperson for the hospital released a statement in which they said: “The Hospital Israelita Albert Einstein informs that patient Edson Arantes do Nascimento (Pele) following admission and that, after conducting tests, the presence of renal, urethral and bladder stones were causing obstruction to urine flow,” the statement read. “This morning he underwent a surgical procedure for removal of stones and at the moment, is clinically stable and recovering. The Albert Einstein Hospital will provide (a) bulletin so there is new information.”

It is not the first time Pele has received treatment in the hospital, he previously been under the care of the Albert Einstein hospital having had surgery on his thigh two years ago. It is not yet known how long Pele will now remain at the centre for treatment.

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