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Pele doing ’fine’ after taken to special care unit

 (Associated Press)
(Associated Press)

Brazilian soccer great Pele, who is being treated for a urinary infection, is in good condition and is expected to leave the hospital in the next few days, his spokesman said Thursday. The hospital released a statement saying Pele, 74, was transferred to a “special care” unit after his condition became unstable, but his spokesman denied his health condition deteriorated. “He is fine,” Jose Fornos Rodrigues told The Associated Press. “The problem was that he was receiving too many visitors and that wasn’t helping, so they transferred him to a calmer area to continue receiving the proper treatment. He should be out of the hospital in a few days.” The hospital’s statement created a scare in Brazil, with local media widely reporting that Pele’s condition had worsened. – AP

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