Saturday 19 September 2020
News ID: 76111
Publish Date: 14 February 2020 - 23:11
RIO DE JANEIRO (AFP) - Brazilian football legend Pele sought to reassure fans on Thursday that he was doing fine, after his son alluded to depression and said the ageing star now barely leaves home.
"Thanks for your prayers and your worry. I am doing fine. I will be 80 this year,” Pele, considered by many to be the greatest footballer of all time, said in a statement.
"I have good days and bad days, which is normal for people my age.”
Pele has been in and out of hospital in recent years for various health issues. He never fully recovered from one of his hip operations, leaving him dependent on a walker, his son Edinho said in an interview published Monday.
"I am not missing my (advertising) commitments on my busy schedule,” said Pele, the only player to win three World Cups -- in 1958, 1962 and 1970.
"I continue to accept my physical limitations in the best way possible, but I try to keep the ball rolling.”

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