Football legend Pelé is in hospital for a urinary infection, according to the UBS Cristo Redentor hospital in Rio de Janeiro. The hospital said it’s treating him for a “prostatitis exacerbation.” It’s an inflammation of the prostate caused by an infection. It said he was admitted on Tuesday and the urinary tract infection was successfully treated. There were no complications associated with his other problems, it added.
The three-time World Cup winner was admitted on Friday after complaining of abdominal pain and fever. He was initially treated for kidney stones before being diagnosed with an infection of the urinary tract and lungs, which he has been treated for since Tuesday, according to ESPN Brasil.
Pelé’s son said there were no reasons to worry about his father’s health and that he was recovering well from treatment. “All tests came back negative,” Flávio Góes told reporters outside the hospital on Tuesday evening (December 3). “He will be discharged today.”
Prostatitis, which is an inflammation of the prostate gland, is a common condition. It occurs when your prostate becomes inflamed due to an infection or trauma to the area.
Prostatitis can be caused by bacterial or viral infections, sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), and urinary tract infections (UTIs).
Pele In Critical Condition
Symptoms include pain in your lower back/stomach area, difficulty urinating, and blood in your pee. On Tuesday, the hospital said he was admitted and successfully treated for a urinary tract infection. “There were no complications associated with his other problems,” it said in a statement.
The former football star is reportedly in good condition and has been recovering well since being readmitted to the hospital Sunday after being initially discharged last week.
The soccer legend, Pele, has been in poor health over the past few years after contracting malaria while traveling in Africa in 2017. He received treatment at a hospital in the United Kingdom at that time, but his condition worsened when doctors discovered his kidneys were failing him as well.