Brazil legend Pele hospitalised with stomach ailment

Rio de Janeiro: Brazilian football legend Pele has been admitted to a hospital due to a stomach complaint.

The 74-year-old cancelled a scheduled appearance at the Pele Museum in the coastal city of Santos before being taken to Sao Paulo's Albert Einstein hospital by ambulance Wednesday, Xinhua quoted O Globo as saying.

Pele taken to hospital with stomach ailment

His condition is not thought to be serious but a hospital spokesperson said the former Selecao No.10 was undergoing a series of tests to determine the cause of the ailment.

It is not the first time that Pele has suffered health problems.

In 2004, the three-time World Cup winner underwent emergency eye surgery for a detached retina and in 2012 he had a hip replacement.

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