Brazil legend Pele has been admitted to hospital but his daughter has confirmed there was “no emergency” involved.
Earlier on Wednesday, ESPN Brasil reported Pele had been taken to Sao Paulo’s Hospital Albert Einstein with “general swelling”.
But Pele’s daughter Kely Nascimento posted on Instagram that there was “no new dire prediction”.
Pele had a tumour removed from his colon in September 2021 and has since had regular treatment at the hospital.
“Lots of alarm in the media today concerning my dad’s health,” Nascimento said.
“He is in the hospital regulating medication.
“There is no emergency or new dire prediction. I will be there for New Years and promise to post some pictures.”