According to Le Parisien, a member of staff at a hospital in the French capital was overheard telling a colleague that a Formula 1 legend Michael Schumacher, who has been in a coma for almost six years, may have regained consciousness after being admitted to the Pompidou hospital in southwest Paris on Monday afternoon for "secret treatment".
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. 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.
"Yes, he is in my service". The Schumacher family has been extremely private about Michael's condition ever since the skiing accident in December 2013. Reports indicate that Schumacher had made several previous visits to the facility in 2019 and will return home to Switzerland following the completion of his visit later this week. And I can assure you that he is conscious.
Le Parisien newspaper reported earlier this week that Schumacher has been in the hospital's cardiovascular surgery department since Monday and is in the care of cardiac surgeon Professor Philippe Menasché, who specialises in cell therapy to treat heart failure.
Michael Schumacher at "Race Of Champions" at Esprit Arena.
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.
Schumacher's spokeswoman has declined to comment on the development.
Schumacher was wearing a helmet at the time, yet it split open when he fell.