Pele recovering after kidney stone procedure in Brazil

Albert Einstein Hospital

( CNN) Soccer legend Pele is regaining after a procedure in Brazil to remove kidney stones, physicians said Saturday, according to state-run Agencia Brasil.

The 78 -year-old, who is widely considered one of the greatest football musicians of all time, was hospitalized in Paris last week because of a urinary tract infection.

Pele tweeted April 5 that he was feeling “much better” and taking antibiotics. But he was admitted to the Albert Einstein Hospital in Sao Paolo after his return to Brazil on Tuesday, when doctors said he had a urinary tract infection came as a result of kidney stones, Agencia Brasil reported.

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