Michael Schumacher is “conscious’ after undergoing stem cell therapy at a hospital in Paris.
A report has claimed that Michael Schumacher is “conscious” after being admitted to a hospital in Paris to undergo a “secret treatment” on Monday.
After being tightly guarded on Monday during his journey to the Georges-Pompidou hospital, the seven-time Formula One champion has reportedly undergone transfusions of inflammation-reducing stem cell.
Le Parisien reported that a nurse working at the hospital said: “Yes he is in my service… And I can assure you that he is conscious.”
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Michael is held aloft by his mechanics. He wins the 59th Grand Prix of Monaco on May 27, 2001 ahead of his teammate Rubens Barrichello and his predecessor Eddie Irvine. #TeamMichael #KeepFighting Michael wird von seinen Mechanikern in die Höhe gestemmt. Er gewinnt den 59. Grossen Preis von Monaco am 27. Mai 2001 vor seinem Teamkollegen Rubens Barrichello und dessen Vorgänger Eddie Irvine. #TeamMichael #KeepFighting @f1 @rubarrichello @scuderiaferrari
The 50-year old German Formula One legend suffered a near-fatal brain injury in 2013 after a skiing accident in the French Alps and has not been seen in public since.
Following the accident, Schumacher was placed in a drug-induced coma after his condition was stabilised.
Schumacher later emerged from the coma and as of September 2014, has been receiving round the clock specialist care from his home in Lausanne, Switzerland, on the banks of Lake Geneva.
Le Parisien said Schumacher has previously been treated at the Georges-Pompidou hospital, citing unknown sources.
Previous entries to the hospital had been under false names and treatment was by a small medical team.
Professor Philippe Menasché is supposedly involved with the medical treatment of Schumacher, taking control of the “infusion of stem cells” that have been designed to produce a “systematic anti-inflammatory action.”
Originally, Schumacher was taken to the first floor of the cardiovascular unit on a gurney, being hidden by a dark blue cover.
Over ten security agents are said to have to watch over the patient, some equipped with earphones.
Philippe Menasché has insisted that any details of Schumacher’s treatment remain “secret” for reasons of medical confidentiality.
The two previous visits to the hospital consisted of tests.
Sabine Kehm, Schumacher’s spokeswoman, has declined to comment on these recent events.
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Michael receives the 2007 Prince of Asturias Award for Sports from Spain's Prince of Asturias Felipe de Borbon, 26 October 2007, in the Spanish town of Oviedo. #TeamMichael #KeepFighting Am 26. Oktober 2007 erhält Michael im spanischen Oviedo den Prinz von Asturien Preis für Sport aus den Händen von Felipe, Prinz von Spanien. #TeamMichael #KeepFighting
On December 29, 2013, Schumacher was off-piste in Méribel with his son Mick when he fell, hitting the right side of his head on a rock which split open his helmet.
Doctors attempted to remove the blood clots from his brain, but due to some being deeply embedded, there was little that they could do.
Since then, Schumacher has been recuperating at his home in Switzerland, only being visited by his closest friends. None have disclosed any information about his state of health.
In a report by Sportsmail last December, it was recorded that Schumacher is making slow progress, if any. However, he is not bedridden, nor does he live his days attached to tubes. It has been understood that Schumacher is confined to a wheelchair.
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Statement of Michael's family: "We are very happy to celebrate Michael's 50th birthday tomorrow together with you and thank you from the bottom of our hearts that we can do this together. As a gift to him, you and us, Keep Fighting Foundation has created a virtual museum. The Official Michael Schumacher App will be released tomorrow, so that we can review all together Michael's successes. The app is another milestone in our effort to do justice to him and you, his fans, by celebrating his accomplishments. We wish you a lot of fun with it. Michael can be proud of what he has achieved, and so are we! That's why we remember his successes with the Michael Schumacher Private Collection exhibition in Cologne, by publishing memories in social media and by continuing his charitable work through the Keep Fighting Foundation. We want to remember and celebrate his victories, his records and his jubilation. You can be sure that he is in the very best of hands and that we are doing everything humanly possible to help him. Please understand if we are following Michael's wishes and keeping such a sensitive subject as health, as it has always been, in privacy. At the same time we say thank you very much for your friendship and wish you a healthy and happy year 2019." @keepfighting #Michael50 #TeamMichael
In January, Schumacher celebrated his 50th birthday and posted on social media. His family made a rare announcement.
His family wrote on Instagram: “Please understand if we are following Michael’s wishes and keeping such a sensitive subject as health, as it always has been, in privacy.”
His family also confirmed that he is in “the very best of hands.”
This wall of secrecy was imposed by his wife Corinna, making it her mission to protect one of the biggest names in modern sporting times.
His family has fiercely protected his privacy; sanction is provided from fans and media intrusion by the dense forest surrounding his home and high surrounding walls.
With a record of 91 Grand Prix wins, Schumacher remains one of motor racing’s most successful drivers. Schumacher won his first two titles with Benetton in 1994 and 1995, the success continued with five wins in a row with Ferrari between 2000-2004.