Brazil legend Pele leaves hospital in Paris after treatment for urinary infection

Baku, April 9, AZERTAC

Brazil football legend Pele was released from a Paris hospital on Monday after receiving treatment for a urinary infection, according to Sky Sports.

The 78-year-old, who has suffered with kidney and prostate problems in recent years, has been receiving treatment in the French capital since falling ill last Wednesday.

Pele released a statement saying he will be back home in Brazil "ready to work again" after a five-day stay at the American Hospital of Paris.

"I suffered from a severe urinary infection that demanded medical and surgical assistance as an emergency," the three-time World Cup winner said.

On Monday, Brazil and Paris Saint-Germain forward Neymar visited Pele and posted a picture of the former footballer looking well in hospital.

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