Michael Schumacher 'conscious' after treatment from Jewish doctor, report claims

Ross Houston
September 12, 2019

Little has been seen or revealed about the seven-time Formula One champion's condition since his skiing accident in the French Alps nearly six years ago.

"Yes, I can assure you that he is conscious", the French daily quoted a nurse working at the Georges Pompidou Hospital.

Seven-time Formula One champion Michael Schumacher was yesterday treated with cutting-edge stem-cell therapy at a Paris hospital, according to a French newspaper.

A report from French newspaper Le Parisien claims that the ex-F1 driver was admitted to the state-of-the-art Georges Pompidou Hospital in Paris earlier this week for transfusions of inflammation-reducing stem cells.

Professor Philippe Menasche, the cardiac surgeon who performed the operation, also carried out the world's first embryonic cell transplant on a patient with heart failure in 2014.

Schumacher was scheduled to undergo the treatment in July but the procedure was postponed.

Following the near-fatal injury in December 2013, Schumacher was placed in a drug-induced coma from which medics gradually withdrew him after he displayed "moments of consciousness".

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

Schumacher was taken to a cardiovascular ward on a gurney with a covering that hid his body and face, the Daily Mail reported.

He said: "They asked if something could be done (for Schumacher)".

Schumacher has reportedly made secret trips to Paris on multiple occasions to received treatment, being admitted under a false name.

On June 3, 2019, when Schumacher turned 50, his family issued a public statement saying: "You can be sure that he is in the very best of hands and that we are doing everything humanly possible to help him".

The former Ferrari star entered the annals of racing history with a record 91 Grand Prix wins.

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