Sao Paulo: Brazilian soccer legend Pele said on Friday he was recovering from the kidney ailment that forced him to spend the past 11 days in hospital, thanking well-wishers for their support.
"I want to thank all of you, right round the world, for your concern over my health," said the 74-year-old, in a video posted to social media three days after leaving intensive care and requesting a guitar.
"Thank God, I am doing well and recovering. I am here with my family. I know there are people all over the world who are concerned about me. Don't worry. I know everyone was worried about my health.
I'm OK," said Pele, clad in a blue shirt and with family members and a girlfriend." Pele remains in hospital since November 24 with a suspected urinary tract infection, requiring antibiotics.
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