Brazilian soccer great Pele has been discharged, Sao Paulo’s Albert Einstein hospital said on Thursday and will spend Christmas at home after months of medical issues following an operation to remove a colon tumor, according to ESPN.
“The patient is stable and will continue his treatment for a colon tumor that was identified in September,” the statement said.
In early December, Pele had said he would be home from the hospital in days.
Widely considered as one of the greatest footballers of all time, the three-time World Cup winner has suffered from a series of health issues in recent years. Hip surgery left him with recurring pain and he cannot walk unaided.