Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.

Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.


Pele hospitalised with stomach ailment

13 November 2014, 09:19

Sao Paulo - Brazilian legend Pele was taken to hospital Wednesday with a stomach ailment, missing an event at the museum honoring his career in the southeastern city of Santos, a close friend said.

The 74-year-old was hospitalised at Sao Paulo's Albert Einstein facility as a precaution, said Jose Fornos Rodrigues, a friend and aide of the footballer for four decades.

"He had an upset stomach and was taken to the hospital for tests. But he is calm, and feeling OK," the friend added, noting: "They have not said yet when he will be able to leave."

Santos prefecture indicated Pele had been unable to attend a book launch "for health reasons" and that the event would be rescheduled.



Read News24’s Comments Policy

Comment on this story
Comments have been closed for this article.

Read more from our Users

Submitted by
S Mbinya
Natural aphrodisiacs to boost lib...

It is advisable to take them before sex in order to achieve maximum benefit. Read more...

Submitted by
Jayne Zack
Raila has lost his remaining bull...

He added that Jubilee and Cord are like day and night. Read more...

Submitted by
Ben Wangui
Mudavadi of no value to CORD, say...

Leader of Majority in National Assembly, Adan Duale has said that ANC leader Musalia Mudavadi is of no value to CORD. Read more...

Submitted by
George Vodongo
Peter Kenneth will not run for Pr...

He clarified that he will not run for Presidency in 2017 as he supports Uhuru Kenyatta’s re-election bid. Read more...

Submitted by
Ben Wangui
Exams should not have political g...

He also said that school properties must not ‘carry any political portraits’. Read more...

Submitted by
S Mbinya
Matatu crew drugs female passenge...

Hours after the story was circulated on social media Sunday, the crew was traced at Dagoretti and arrested. Read more...