Football legend Pele in intensive care as his health takes bad turn

Pele is back in an intensive care unit at Sao Paulo’s Albert Einstein Hospital after his health took a turn for the worst, according to ESPN Brasil.

The Brazilian football legend, 80, had been discharged from the unit earlier this week.

The hospital has provided no new information on his situation, but ESPN Brasil said Pele was re-admitted to the ICU due to acid reflux.

Pele had a colon tumour removed this month and was transferred out of the ICU on Tuesday.

The tumour was found during routine tests, removed, and sent for analysis.

After leaving the ICU, Pele said in a message to fans on Instagram that he was ready for “90 minutes, plus extra time.”

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