These are not easy days for a soccer legend like Edson Arantes do Nascismento, known worldwide as Skin, who had to undergo surgery last Saturday to remove a “suspicious” tumor in the colon. Although in the last hours, the former Brazilian player made a post with a positive message on one of his official social media profiles.
“I am recovering well”, wrote King in a post on his Instagram account. Former Brazilian footballer from 80 years updated his health status while encouraging the Brazilian singer Roberto Carlos, who on Wednesday lost one of his sons to cancer.
“I am recovering well, but today I want to send all my affection, love and prayers to my great friend Roberto Carlos. I hope that God comforts his heart and that he is surrounded by love and light “, wrote.
In the photograph you posted Skin appears next to the famous singer Roberto Carlos, both with guitars in their hands, in a meeting they had in 1977. Both have an excellent relationship because their careers began practically at the same time, although in those years King was already going through its epilogue and playing in the New York Cosmos from United States.
Now Skin He has been hospitalized for nine days in the hospital Albert Einstein of the capital of São Paulo after undergoing surgery to remove the tumor and recovers in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU). The tumor was identified for about routine check up carried out last week, which had been postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic, which kept him confined to his house on the São Paulo coast.
A few days ago, his own Skin He also confirmed the surgery on his social networks and was optimistic about his health: “My friends, thank you very much for the kind messages. I thank God for feeling very good and for allowing Dr. Fábio and Dr. Miguel to take care of my health. Last Saturday I had surgery to remove a suspicious lesion in the right colon. The tumor was identified during the tests I mentioned last week. Fortunately, I am used to celebrating great victories with you. I will face this match with a smile on my face, a lot of optimism and joy for living surrounded by the love of my family and friends.”