Pelé Is Depressed, Reclusive Due to Health Issues, Says Son

Brazilian soccer great Pele is depressed over his poor health and reluctant to leave the house because he cannot walk unaided, his son Edinho said in an interview published in Brazil on Monday.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - (Reuters) Pelé, widely considered to be one of the greatest footballers in history and who will turn 80 in October, has had hip trouble for years and now needs a frame to walk. Many of his recent public appearances have been in a wheelchair.

“He’s pretty fragile. He had a hip replacement and didn’t have an adequate or ideal rehabilitation,” Edinho told TV Globo.

“He has this problem with mobility and that has set off a kind of depression. Imagine, he’s the King, he was always such an imposing figure and today he . . .

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