Pele to spend Christmas in hospital as condition worsens

Brazil football icon, Pele will spend Christmas in hospital.

An update released about the 82-year-old’s health confirmed his cancer is worsening.

Pele is continuing to battle colon cancer and was hospitalised in Sao Paulo on November 29.

He requires care for cardiac and renal dysfunction and has also been treated for a respiratory infection.

One of Pele’s daughters, Kely Nascimento, has now provided an update on his condition and confirmed he will remain in hospital for Christmas.

“We decided with doctors that, for many reasons, it will be best for us to stay here, with all the care that this new family at Einstein gives us.

“We will even make some caipirinhas (no kidding). We love you and we will give up an update next week,” she wrote on Instagram.