Soccer star Pelé’s family shares updates from his hospital bed

Pelé was diagnosed with colon cancer in 2021.

In this April 4, 2001, file photo, Brazilian football legend Pele plays with a soccer ball in Cannes, France. Vanina Lucchesi/AFP via Getty Images, FILE

Family members of Brazilian soccer superstar Edson Arantes do Nascimento, known as Pelé, gathered by his hospital bed on Christmas Eve as he faces health challenges.

The 82-year-old former forward was diagnosed with colon cancer in 2021. Earlier this week, the Albert Einstein hospital in São Paulo said in a statement the colon cancer had advanced and Pelé was in “elevated care” around kidney and heart “dysfunctions.”

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His daughter Kely Nascimento posted an image on Instagram Saturday showing family members sleeping by his side in the hospital.

“We are still here in the fight and with faith. Another night together,” she captioned the image.

His son Edson Cholbi Nascimento, a coach and former player known as Edinho, also posted an image on Saturday from the hospital, showing the father and son holding hands.

“Father… my strength is yours,” he captioned the post.

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