“He’s pretty fragile. He had a hip replacement and didn’t have an adequate or ideal rehabilitation. So he has this problem with mobility and that has set off a kind of depression.
Imagine, he’s the King, he was always such an imposing figure and today he can’t walk properly. He’s embarrassed, he doesn’t want to go out, be seen, or do practically anything
that involves leaving the house. He is very sheepish, reclusive.”
on his father, Pele
, who suffers from poor health and is reluctant to leave his home
because he cannot walk unaided. Pele, who will be 80 in October, had had to make many of his recent public appearances in a wheelchair. (O Globo via Reuters