China Daily (Hong Kong)

Pele in upbeat mood after latest scare


Brazilian legend Pele said Sunday he is “punching the air” to celebrate “every better day” after the 80-yearold suffered his latest health scare.

“As you can see, I’m punching the air in celebratio­n of every better day,” Pele wrote on Instagram beside a photograph of him sitting in a hospital chair, watched over by two medical staff.

The three-time World Cup winner was Friday briefly transferre­d back to an intensive care unit at Albert Einstein Hospital in Sao Paulo, where he underwent surgery earlier this month, after suffering breathing difficulti­es.

“A good mood is the best medicine and I have plenty of that. It couldn’t be different,” he added Sunday. “I have received so much affection that my heart is full of gratitude. Thanks to all the amazing staff at Albert Einstein Hospital!”

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