Pelé hospitalised and set to undergo medical evaluation

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Brazil football legend Pele has been forced to cancel a museum event after he was immediately taken to hospital to undergo medical evaluations.

The 74-year-old is believed to have had stomach complaints and was taken to São Paulo’s Albert Einstein Hospital as a precaution, according to the TV station Globo.

Pele was taken to hospital on Wednesday and he was forced to miss an event at the museum which honours his career for the brazilian football side Santos, Brazilian Media reported.

Another media spokesman has fortunately indicated that the three-time World Cup winner was not believed to be seriously ill and precautionary measure including an immediate medical evaluation were to take place at Albert Einstein Hospital.

Santos prefecture indicated Pelé had been unable to attend a book launch “for health reasons” and they have also expressed that a reschedule for the event is in the works.

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