Pele suffering from depression due to physical health problems

Posted Tuesday, February 11, 2020 by

Pele suffering from depression due to physical health problems

Pele's son Edson Cholbi Nascimento 'Edinho' has revealed that his father's health issues has caused him depression.

The former Brazilian forward has been staying at home as he suffers from mobility problems and requires the assistance of a walker.

"He is quite fragile in terms of mobility," Edinho told Globoesporte.

"He underwent a hip transplant, but he didn't have the ideal rehabilitation and has a mobility problem, which ends up generating some depression.

"He is 'the King', he was always such an imposing figure and today he is not able to walk well.

"He is very uncomfortable and ashamed of that."

In recent years, the three-time World Cup winner has undergone several spine and hip surgeries, while also facing issues related to his urinary system.

The last setback came in April last year, when Pele, who has one kidney since the 1970s, had to remove a stone and was hospitalised for several days.


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