Ailing Pele discharged from Paris hospital

Ailing Pele discharged from Paris hospital
April 10 14:28 2019

Soccer legend Pele has been released from hospital in Paris and is now on his way to Brazil.

The 78-year-old’s discharge came after Neymar paid him a visit in hospital in the suburbs of the French capital.

The Paris Saint-Germain forward posted a photo on his Instagram account Monday of himself alongside a smiling Pele in his hospital bed with the two holding hands.

“I want to thank you deeply for your positive thoughts and get-well wishes,” Pele said in a statement cited by Brazilian news website Globo Sport.

“Thanks to the great affection of the medical team at the American hospital of Paris, I am travelling home soon.”

The three-time World Cup winner was admitted to hospital with a urinary infection last Wednesday, the day after appearing at a promotional event with France striker Kylian Mbappe.