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Pele plays down fears over his mental health

Edinho had said his 79-year-old father was reluctant to even leave the house following complications with his recovery from hip surgery, but Pele has announced he is "fine.""Thank you for your prayers and concerns," Pele said in a statement Friday."I'm turning 80 this year. I have my good and bad days. This is normal for people my age. I am not afraid, I am determined, I am confident in what I do."His son has since sought to clarify his initial comments, saying his statement was taken in "little context" and suggested his words had been confused in translation. "A word depression is an emotional state, it is not a clinical picture or a diagnosis that I made. It was simply a frustration," he said."It is not a clinical picture, it is an intimate view of the child. And, it had this unfortunate repercussion."READ: Ronaldo continues 2020 goal glut with last-gasp penalty to save Juventus
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'Keep the ball rolling'

Pele is widely considered one of the greatest players of all time and won three World Cups during an incredible career that spanned more than 20 years.He has not shied away from the spotlight since retiring from the game but many of his recent public appearances have been in a wheelchair.However, Pele says the last 12 months have been as busy as ever."Last week, I had the honor of meeting the CBF presideRead More – Source