Pele is in quarantine at
his home in Guaruja and those around him are worried that the
coronavirus outbreak might affect his health.
The 80-year-old belongs to a high-risk group due to his age and current health condition.
future public events are expected to be cancelled soon, while his son,
Edinho, revealed a few weeks ago that his father’s health has
deteriorated in recent months.
“He is quite fragile in terms of mobility,” Edinho told Globoesporte.
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.”
Pele wanted to reassure his fans that he is not in imminent danger.
“I’m fine,” he noted. “I have my good and my bad days.
“That is normal for people my age.”
Brazilian government have taken measures to halt the spread of the
coronavirus, imposing travel restrictions and urging citizens to