Brazil soccer legend, Pele has been battling colon cancer since September 2021, but his condition has worsened in recent weeks.
A video showing the 82-year old in frail health has gone viral on the internet as he seems to be slowly losing the battle against cancer.
He was admitted to the Hospital Israelita Albert Einstein in Sao Paulo on November 29, 2022 and recently spent Christmas Day there with his family gathering therein at his bedside.
This week, doctors said his illness had advanced and that he now requires care related to renal and cardiac dysfunction.
The Brazilian legend could be seen frail in the video with family members seated at his bedside.
Pele is considered to be one of the greatest footballers of all time. He burst onto the global scene as a 17-year-old at the 1958 World Cup, helping Brazil to the first of their record five successes, before also winning the 1962 and 1970 World Cups with the national side
Along with his three World Cup wins, he scored 643 goals in 659 in official matches for club side Santos.