Hospital releases fresh update on Pele’s health

The Albert Einstein Hospital has released a statement insisting Brazilian football legend, Pele, is responding to treatment for a respiratory infection.

They also denied that the 82-year-old’s health has worsened in the past 24 hours.

It read in part: “He is still undergoing treatment and his health condition remains stable.

“He is responding well to care for a respiratory infection, and his condition has not changed in the last 24 hours.”

Pele, who has been at the hospital since Tuesday, is also undergoing cancer treatment.

The hospital added that Pele is getting antibiotics to treat an infection, as well as undergoing chemotherapy against cancer.

In September 2021, Pele had a colon tumour removed and has been in and out of the hospital.