Brazilian football legend Pele is back in hospital, according to his daughter.
But in an Instagram post, Kely Nascimento also said there was “no emergency”, as he continues to fight colon cancer.
Kely Nascimento said: “Lots of alarm in the media today concerning my dad’s health. He is in hospital regulating medication.
“There is no emergency or new dire prediction. I will be there for New Years and promise to post some pictures.”
The football star had a tumour removed from his colon in September 2021 and has since been in and out of hospital for treatment on a regular basis.
ESPN is reporting the 82-year-old had been admitted to Albert Einstein Hospital with “general swelling” and was having cardiac issues.
And medics were concerned that chemotherapy treatment was not having the expected results.
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Pele is to have further tests for a more in-depth assessment of his health issues, it added.
His manager and the hospital did not immediately respond to requests for comment.