Brazilian football legend, Pele, was rushed to hospital on Friday after collapsing due to ‘severe exhaustion’. forcing the former Santos star to cancel a long-planned trip to London this weekend.
The Football Writers Association (FWA) which planned to host a dinner in honour of the 77-year-old former Santos star, at the Savoy hotel, London, this weekend, said his London trip has been cancelled.
FWA said in a statement: “In the early hours of Thursday morning, Pele collapsed and was taken to hospital in Brazil where he has undergone a series of tests which appear to point to severe exhaustion.
“He remains on fluids while doctors monitor his recovery. Thankfully, there is no suggestion of anything more serious than exhaustion”.
The three-time World Cup winner was on wheelchair when he appeared in Moscow in December 2017 for the 2018 World cup draw.