Michael Schumacher visited by former F1 drivers after undergoing stem-cell treatment
Michael Schumacher was visited by several Formula One figures including former drivers after undergoing stem-cell treatment in Paris.
It emerged on Monday that Schumacher, who has not been seen in public for almost six years following his skiing accident, was admitted to a Paris hospital for “secret treatment”.
In a further development, it was reported on Wednesday that a leading surgeon, who specialises in stem-cell breakthroughs, has been treating the F1 legend at the Georges Pompidou Hospital in the French capital.
Le Parisien have now claimed that his former Ferrari boss Jean Todt and other familiar F1 faces made a visit to see their close friend after attending the funeral of F2 driver Anthoine Hubert in the French city of Chatres.
t is understood that Schumacher was admitted for transfusions of inflammation-reducing stem cells – and that the state-of-the-art facility “has turned into a bunker” following his arrival at the hospital.
Schumacher’s management have declined to comment on the report and there has been no official statement from the hospital regarding his current state of health either.
However the French paper has quoted an unnamed nurse who works at the hospital and claimed that Schumacher has showed signs of recovery.
“Yes he is in my service,” the nurse revealed. “And I can assure you that he is conscious.”
Le Parisien have said that Schumacher was welcomed at the hospital by Professor Philippe Menasche, a French cardiac surgeon who is best known for performing the world’s first embryonic cell transplant on a patient with heart failure in 2014.
Schumacher has been recovering at the family home in Lausanne, Switzerland after he sustained serious head injuries in December 2013. There have been few updates about his well-being.