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F1 Legend Michael Schumacher Admitted To Paris Hospital For 'Secret Treatment'

F1 Legend Michael Schumacher Admitted To Paris Hospital For 'Secret Treatment'

He was taken to the Pompidou hospital in Paris on Monday, according to reports.

Jack Kenmare

Jack Kenmare

Formula One legend Michael Schumacher travelled to a Paris hospital on Monday night to undergo 'secret treatment', according to reports.

The 50-year-old's medical condition has been kept closely under wraps since he was involved in a skiing accident on December 29, 2013, where he suffered serious head injuries after falling in the French Alps.

Schumacher remained in a coma for several months before being moved to Lausanne Hospital in Switzerland, three months later.

Image: PA
Image: PA

Reports now suggest the former F1 champion has been taken to Pompidou hospital in south-west Paris to have a stem cell transfusion carried out by French surgeon Philippe Menasche, according to Le Parisien newspaper.

A spokeswoman for Schumacher did not immediately return a request for comment.

Despite reports in March, 2018 understanding that he had been left unable to speak or walk, it is understood that Schumacher is not bed-ridden.

The MailOnline reported that Schumacher is believed to be receiving extensive nursing and physiotherapy care which has been estimated to cost more than £50,000 a week.

The father is living alongside close family members in the main body of a £50m ($62,996,100) mansion on the banks of Lake Geneva.

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Image: PA

Last year, Schumacher's manager, Sabine Kehm said that the family appreciate the 'empathy' coming from fans but added that they want to keep details about his health private.

She said: "What can be said is that the family really appreciates the empathy of the fans.

"The people really do see and understand [his health situation] is not to be shared in the public eye."

Michael Schumacher poses with his wife Corinna on a piste during the traditional three-day Ferrari meeting in Madonna di Campiglio.

The racing legend was on holiday with his 14-year-old son, Mick, when tragedy struck in December 2013. He fell, hitting the right side of his head on a rock, with such force his helmet split open.

He was rushed to hospital where surgeons removed blood clots from his brain, however, some had to be left behind as they were so deeply embedded.

Schumacher was stabilised and placed into a medically-induced coma, and was later brought round.

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Topics: SPORT, Michael Schumacher, F1, F1 News