Michael Schumacher "conscious" after treatment in Paris

Ruben Hill
September 12, 2019

The world last saw former Formula One world champion Michael Schumacher just before his life-altering skiing accident almost six years ago.

Medical staff say Michael Schumacher is "conscious" after undergoing stem-cell treatment in Paris, according to a French newspaper.

However, Le Parisien cited an unnamed nurse at the hospital as suggesting he may be showing some signs of recovery.

"Yes, he is in my service". "And I can assure you that he is conscious". The Schumacher family has been extremely private about Michael's condition ever since the skiing accident in December 2013.

He later emerged from the coma and since September 2014 the racing champion has been receiving specialist care at his home in Lausanne, Switzerland.

Schumacher's spokesperson though has not commented on the claims made by the newspaper, nor has there been an official statement released by the hospital on the admission of the seven-time F1 champion. Le Parisien reported that the German racer had been admitted to the hospital to receive a pioneering stem-cell transfusion carried out by French surgeon Philippe Menasche, although a family spokeswoman did not confirm the information.

For even people who do not follow the sport, Michael Schumacher is certainly a name which becomes nearly synonymous with Formula 1.

While the details of Schumacher's treatment aren't clear, the use of stem cells in the F1 legend's treatment plan isn't out of the question given his doctor's specialization.

Back in 2013, Schumacher was skiing off-piste in Méribel in the French Alps with his son Mick - who's followed in his father's footsteps and now races in Formula 2 - when he fell and hit the right side of his head on a rock.

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