The brazilian football legend Pele is depressed over his health and keeps most at home, because he can't walk without assistance.
It tells Pelés son, Edinho, in an interview with TV Globo, according to news agency Reuters.
Pele, who reaches 80 years of age for October, has for years had hoftebesvær and has, therefore, a need for a walker. Several of his recent public appearances has been in a wheelchair.
- He is rather fragile. He got a hofteudskiftning and had subsequently not the most optimal rehabilitation, tells Edinho to TV Globo.
The loss of mobility has made the legend depressed.
- the Problems of mobility has triggered a form of depression. Imagine to have been the king and has been so impressive a figure, and now he can not walk properly.
Pele being hailed by teammates after the 4-1 victory over Italy in the WORLD cup finals in 1970 in Mexico. Photo: Ritzau Scanpix
- He is embarrassed and has no desire to go out and be seen or something else that involves leaving the house, adds the son.
Last year underwent Pele also an operation for kidney stones.
The 79-year-old legend is the only footballer who has been with the to win the WORLD cup three times.
He was to bring home the trophy in 1958, 1962 and 1970.
Pele, who played for the clubs Santos and New York Cosmos, reaches 80 years of age 23. October.
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