Brazil legend Pele has said he is "doing fine" after being transferred to a special care unit following treatment for a urinary infection.
The Albert Einstein Hospital in Sao Paulo stated the 74-year-old three-time World Cup winner had been moved after suffering "clinical instability".
Reports had suggested Pele, admitted on Monday, was in intensive care.
But Pele tweeted: "I was simply relocated to a special room within the hospital for privacy purposes only."
"While I appreciate all the visitors that came to see me, I really need to continue my treatment and recovery in peace," he added.
"I am blessed to receive your love and support, and thank God this is nothing serious.
"I am looking forward to spending the upcoming holidays with my family, and will start the new year with renewed health, with many international trips already planned! Thank you!"