What happened to Michael Schumacher and how long was he in a coma following his accident?

Michael Schumacher during the Spanish Formula One Grand Prix
Michael Schumacher was critically injured in a 2013 snowboarding accident (Picture: Getty Images)

Seven-time Formula One world champion Michael Schumacher is reportedly present process stem-cell remedy at a hospital in Paris.

According to Le Parisien, the 50-year-old is on the Georges-Pompidou hospital in the French capital for the remedy, which entails changing broken cells with wholesome ones faraway from blood or bone marrow.

Schumacher has not been seen in public following the accident in December 2013 which resulted in him being positioned in a medically induced coma.

Here’s what you want to learn about what happened to the previous F1 champion.

What happened to Michael Schumacher?

Schumacher, who retired from racing in 2012, suffered extreme head accidents after hitting his head on a rock whereas snowboarding in the French Alps.

He was later rushed to hospital the place he underwent a number of life-saving operations – though his situation continues to stay a intently guarded secret.

Michael Schumacher wins the Formula 1 Grand Prix in Shanghai in 2006
Schumacher was a seven-times Formula One champion earlier than retiring (Picture: Getty Images)

Schumacher frolicked in hospital in Grenoble earlier than being transferred to the University Hospital in Lausanne, Switzerland, from the place he was launched in September 2014 to proceed his restoration at his dwelling close to Lake Geneva.



How long was Michael Schumacher in a coma following his accident?

Schumacher was reported to have spent six months in a medically induced coma following the accident.

His spouse Corinna issued a uncommon replace in January 2019 forward of his 50th birthday, saying: ‘You can make sure that he is in the perfect of fingers and that we’re doing every part humanly doable to assist him.

‘Please understand if we are following Michael’s needs and protecting such a delicate topic as well being, because it has at all times been, in privateness.’

Michael Schumacher and wife Corinna Schumacher at the GQ Men Of The Year awards in 2010
Michael’s spouse Corinna spoke forward of his 50th birthday in January (Picture: Getty Images)

She had solely beforehand spoken as soon as earlier than about her husband’s well being, when he was launched from hospital in 2014.

At that point she issued a assertion asking for help in ‘our joint fight alongside Michael’ however requested for privateness and stated she wouldn’t be talking additional.’

His supervisor Sabine Kehm additionally issued a assertion on Michael’s situation, saying: ‘Michael’s rehabilitation will proceed any more from dwelling.

‘Considering the extreme accidents he suffered, progress has been made in the previous weeks and months.

‘There remains to be, nonetheless, a long and troublesome highway forward.

‘We would really like to lengthen our gratitude to your entire staff at CHUV Lausanne for his or her thorough and competent work.

‘We ask the privacy of Michael’s household proceed to be revered, and that hypothesis about his state of well being is averted.’

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