Racing legend Michael Schumacher ‘conscious’ after undergoing surgery

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

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

Seven-time Formula One World Champion Michael Schumacher "is conscious" after undergoing stem-cell treatment at the Georges Pompidou Hospital in Paris, French daily Le Parisien reported on Wednesday citing its source.

"Yes he is in my service", the nurse reportedly said.

Schumacher, who suffered brain damage in a skiing accident nearly six years ago, was admitted to the Georges-Pompidou hospital in the French capital on Monday.

He is reportedly being treated by cardiovascular surgeon Philippe Menasce, who is described as a "pioneer in cell surgery".

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

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.

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. About 10 security guards were present to watch over him.

Former Mercedes F1 driver Michael Schumacher of Germany pauses during a news conference to announce his retirement from Formula One at the end of 2012 in Suzuka Japan Oct. 4 2012

Schumacher's management declined Yahoo Sports' request for comment.

His family made a rare announcement during his 50th birthday in January 2019.

"Michael is in the best hands and is well looked after in his house".

Formula One's head of motorsport Ross Brawn has said that the former driver is in the right to keep his medical condition a secret.

In 2018, Schumacher was thought to be traveling to Texas where his family is said to own an 18-hectare ranch.

He added: "It's completely understandable that Corinna has wanted to maintain the same approach, even after the tragic event, and it's a decision we must all respect".

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

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