Brazilian football legend, Pele, 77, A�has been rushed to hospital after he collapsed with a�?severe exhaustiona��, forcing the former Santos star to cancel a long-planned trip to London this weekend.
The Football Writers Association (FWA) was due to host a dinner in his honour at the Savoy hotel on Sunday but said the 77-year-old would not be able to make it to London.
a�?In the early hours of Thursday morning, Pele collapsed and was taken to hospital in Brazil where he has undergone a series of tests which appear to point to severe exhaustion,a�� the FWA said in a statement.
a�?He remains on fluids while doctors monitor his recovery. Thankfully, there is no suggestion of anything more serious than exhaustion.a��
His last big international appearance was in Moscow in December for the 2018 World cup draw. He appeared in a wheelchair.