Brazil legend Pele was readmitted to the ICU on Friday, three days after he had left the unit, according to reports.
Pele had a tumor removed from his right colon earlier this month and was sent to the intensive care unit, and was released on Tuesday. And now according to ESPN Brasil, the 80-year-old was readmitted to the ICU of Sao Paolo's Albert Einstein Hospital on Friday due to acid reflux.
His daughter, Kely Nascimento, had provided a previous update on Instagram saying Pele was "doing well post-surgery."
"He is strong and stubborn and with the support and care of the brilliant team at Einstein and all of the love, energy, and light that the world is sending, he will get through this!" she wrote.
Pele had also provided updates via his Instagram after leaving the hospital on Tueaday.
"I have already left the ICU and I am in my room. I continue every day happier, with a lot of disposition to play 90 minutes, plus extra time. We will be together soon!"
Pele was readmitted to intensive care because of an acid reflux problem three days after leaving the unit, according to @ESPNBrasil.— B/R Football (@brfootball) September 17, 2021
He has been hospitalized since having a colon tumor removed on Sept. 4. pic.twitter.com/MJB7CfqBPM