Pele released from hospital to return to Brazil 'ready to work again'

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Pele has left a Paris hospital after being treated for a urinary infection and is headed back to Brazil.

The 78-year-old soccer great said in statement Monday night he will be back home "ready to work again" after a five-day stay at the American Hospital of Paris.

Earlier in the day, PSG forward Neymar tweeted a picture of himself and Pele with the word King and a crown emoji.

"I suffered from a severe urinary infection that demanded medical and surgical assistance as an emergency," the three-time World Cup winner said.

Pele was taken to the hospital on Wednesday after an event with Kylian Mbappe, the French forward who has drawn comparisons with the Brazilian great after helping France win the World Cup last summer as a teenager.

Information from the Associated Press was used in this story.