Formula One legend Schumacher ‘conscious’ after stem-cell treatment in Paris

Formula One legend Schumacher ‘conscious’ after stem-cell treatment in Paris

"And I can assure you that he's conscious".

Seven-time Formula One champion was admitted to Georges-Pompidou hospital in Paris earlier this week, a report claims.

Professor Philippe Menasche, the cardiac surgeon who performed the operation, also carried out the world's first embryonic cell transplant on a patient with heart failure in 2014.

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.

Since the accident, the Schumacher family has kept his health status shrouded in secrecy which has fuelled much speculation on his condition.

He has allegedly undergone transfusions of inflammation-reducing stem cells after he suffered a near-fatal brain injury in a skiing accident in 2013. Despite a slow recovery, continued treatment is said to be underway after Parisian news outlets indicated that Schumacher was being admitted to a French hospital to undergo a "secret treatment".

Le Parisien cited an unnamed nurse at the hospital who provided the update on the German.

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

"I am constantly in touch with Corinna, and I totally agree with their decision", he said, referring to Schumacher's wife, according to the Mail.

The German is expected to be discharged from the hospital in France today after having the groundbreaking surgery.

On June 3, 2019, when Schumacher turned 50, his family issued a public statement saying: "You can be sure that he is in the very best of hands and that we are doing everything humanly possible to help him".

"There are millions of people out there who have a genuine affection for Michael, and that's not just his fans in Germany or fans of Mercedes Benz".

Representatives and family members of Schumacher have not publicly commented on the treatment.

"It would be helpful for his family to share how they have dealt with this challenge".



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