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Schumacher now 'conscious' after undergoing stem-cell therapy

September 11, 2019 17:20


Michael Schumacher is 'conscious' after being admitted to a Paris hospital for stem-cell treatment on Monday, a report claims.

The seven-time Formula One champion was admitted under tight guard on Monday to the Georges-Pompidou hospital for transfusions of inflammation-reducing stem cells.

The 50-year-old German, who suffered a near-fatal brain injury in a 2013 skiing accident in the French Alps, is expected to be discharged today.

A nurse told Le Parisien: 'Yes he is in my service ... And I can assure you that he is conscious.' 

Following the accident, Schumacher's condition stabilised after he was placed in a drug-induced coma, from which he later emerged.

Since September 2014, he has received round the clock specialist care at his home in Lausanne, Switzerland, on the banks of Lake Geneva.

Le Parisien, citing sources it did not name, said Schumacher has been treated at least twice previously at the Georges-Pompidou hospital, admitted each time under a false name and treated by a small medical team.

It is understood Professor Philippe Menasch was due to treat Schumacher with 'infusions of stem cells' which are designed to produce a 'systemic anti-inflammatory action.'

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