Fever puts Pele in Paris hos­pi­tal

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FOOT­BALL legend Pele was taken to hos­pi­tal in Paris yes­ter­day after fall­ing ill.

The 78-year-old had a ‘cri­sis of tetany’ – or in­vol­un­tary mus­cle cramps – as well as a fever, re­ported French me­dia.

The Brazil­ian World Cup win­ner has strug­gled with health is­sues in re­cent years. He pulled out of the open­ing cer­e­mony of the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro due to un­spec­i­fied health rea­sons and at­tended the 2018 World Cup draw in a wheel­chair. In Jan­uary 2018, he was also un­able to at­tend a tribute din­ner held in his hon­our by the Foot­ball Writ­ers’ As­so­ci­a­tion in Lon­don.

The for­mer striker was in France to meet with French for­ward Kylian Mbappe as part of his am­bas­sador role for a Swiss lux­ury watch brand.

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