Pele admitted to hospital

November 15, 2012, 2:28 am

SAO PAULO - Legendary Brazilian footballer Pele was hospitalized on Tuesday, according to a spokesman at a Sao Paulo-based medical centre, who did not give any further information.

“Pele is in hospital here, but we are not able to provide any more details, as per the request of the family,” said a press officer for the Albert Einstein hospital, who did not reveal when the 72-year-old had been admitted.

Nicknamed ‘The King’, Edson Arantes do Nascimento – his birth name – reportedly underwent a hip operation, according to Brazilian daily Folha de Sao Paulo, citing a person from the patient’s circle.
– Nampa/AFP