Pelé moved to end-of-life ward in hospital as his health deteriorates

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The health of Brazilian football legend, Pelé, who is battling bowel cancer has deteriorated.

According to Daily Mail, the 82-year-old was moved to end-of-life care’ ward in the hospital after he stopped responding to chemotherapy treatment.

Pelé was admitted at Albert Einstein Hospital in Sao Paulo last Tuesday after suffering from ‘general swelling’ and ‘heart failure.’

An update on Thursday said the football icon was in a ‘stable’ condition in the hospital with his daughter Kely insisting there was ‘no cause for alarm.’

However, a report by Folha de Sao Paulo on Saturday, said “Pele is not responding any longer to the chemotherapy treatment he has been undergoing since last September to treat his bowel cancer”.