Pele has surgery to remove kidney stone

Pele takes part in a new conference in Paris on April 2 before returning to Brazil.
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Brazilian soccer great Pele has successfully undergone surgery at a Sao Paulo hospital for the removal of a kidney stone.

The Albert Einstein Hospital said on its website Saturday that Pele’s surgery went well, but did not provide additional details.

The 78-year-old was hospitalized in Brazil on April 2 after spending five days in a Paris hospital for a urinary infection.

He had been in France to attend an event with Paris Saint-Germain forward Kylian Mbappe. Pele has been in the hospital frequently over the last few years for kidney and prostate problems.


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