Schumacher "conscious" after undergoing operation

Stricken F1 icon Michael Schumacher'conscious, nurse claims in new report

Schumi back for further stem-cell treatment, Formula One News & Top Stories

Mick Schumacher doesn't mind the comparisons with his seven-time F1 champion father Michael.

The Paris hospitals authority, citing France's strict medical privacy rules, said it could not comment on the report in Le Parisien that Schumacher was admitted under tight guard on Monday to the Georges-Pompidou hospital for transfusions of inflammation-reducing stem cells. The Schumacher family has been extremely private about Michael's condition ever since the skiing accident in December 2013.

Schumacher was taken to the Pompidou hospital in southwest Paris on Monday afternoon, Le Parisien said, without citing its sources. "And I can assure you that he is conscious", the nurse told the French newspaper. The internationally renowned French heart surgeon, Philippe Ménasché, there would be a stem cell transplant carried out at the former race-car driver.

Michael Schumacher is reportedly "conscious" after undergoing stem-cell treatment in Paris. After spending six months in a medically induced coma, he was shifted to his home in Switzerland for round-the-clock care, but updates about his condition have been few and far between.

Michael Schumacher
Michael Schumacher

His wife, Corina, demanded privacy and nothing was known to the public since 2014 about Schumacher's recovery process, with the exception of his family and close friends, who also stayed strictly mum on the German racer's health.

When he turned 50, his family issued a statement saying they are "doing everything humanely possible" and "that he is in the very best of hands". "I saw the race together with Michael Schumacher at his home in Switzerland", Todt said.

Professor Menasche said details of Schumacher's treatment would remain "secret" for reasons of medical confidentiality.

But, writing in his forthcoming book, Nick Fry, who worked alongside Schumacher for three years at Mercedes, believes the sporadic offerings about a driver who won a record seven world championships, 91 Grands Prix, and commanded a following of millions around the world, are not enough.

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