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Brazilian soccer great Pelé was discharged Thursday after a month-long stay in a Sao Paulo hospital where a tumor was removed from his colon.

The 80-year-old is stable and will continue treatment with chemotherapy, said the latest bulletin from Albert Einstein Hospital, one of the most prestigious private clinics in Brazil.

Pelé celebrated his release, posting a photo on social media of himself with medical staff and his wife Marcia Aoki.

"When the path is difficult, celebrate each step of the journey. Focus on your happiness," he wrote. "It's true that I can't jump anymore, but these past few days, I've been punching the air more times than usual. I am so happy to be back at home."