SCHUMACHER – Arrived in Paris on Monday, Michael Schumacher was admitted to the European hospital Georges-Pompidou according to the newspaper Le Parisien. The German pilot would follow an innovative treatment, in the greatest of secrets. Victim of a skiing accident in 2013, the former F1 star has since been cut off from his home.
(Updated 10 September 2019 at 18:01) Six years after his skiing accident, the mystery remains on the state of health of Michael Schumacher. Le Parisien newspaper revealed a bomb on Monday night announcing the hospitalization of the German pilot in Paris. Arrived Monday in the capital, the former star of F1 has been admitted to the European hospital Georges-Pompidou according to the daily. Nearly six years after his skiing accident that caused several months of coma and leaves him still in a difficult state of health, although the information about him has been very rare for several years, Michael Schumacher could suffer there intervention on Tuesday.
Admitted into the biggest secret at the Georges Pompidou European Hospital in a unit specializing in cardiovascular surgery, Michael Schumacher would be very protected and would have even been covered with a navy blue cover when he arrived at the hospital, a way to ensure his arrival in an incognito manner. Le Parisien said he was admitted to the service of Professor Philippe Menasché, a doctor specializing in cell therapy, especially for cardiovascular diseases.
Michael Schumacher could be hospitalized to follow an innovative treatment, set up by the professor, who has already performed an embryonic heart cell transplant on a patient with heart failure. According to Le Parisien, the six-time Formula 1 champion should start treatments tomorrow and benefit from stem cell infusion. This would not be Michael Schumacher's first admission to the Parisian hospital. It would have been admitted last spring, continues Le Parisien. The state of health of the 50-year-old sportsman is kept very secret, since his ski fall in Méribel on December 29, 2013.
While he was close to death during his career as a Formula 1 driver, first in Imola in 1994 where he will see the fatal crashes of Roland Ratzenberger and Ayrton Senna and then during a spectacular accident at Silverstone in 1999 that he will cause a broken leg, it is after his career on the circuit that Michael Schumacher suffered his most serious accident. While spending the holidays of end of the year in family in his chalet of Méribel in France, the German pilot falls during a session of alpine skiing with his son Mick. The investigation will show that "Schumi" had left the marked area of the ski area and lost his balance before seeing his head hit the stop of a rock. Sounded but aware of the arrival of aid, Michael Schumacher will be transported by helicopter to the hospital in Grenoble where he undergoes a first surgery because of a "head injury with coma that required immediate neurosurgical intervention" before specifying that the vital prognosis of the pilot is engaged. He finally came out of a coma in June 2014 before being transported to Switzerland, first to the Lausanne hospital and then to his home.
The hospitalization of Michael Schumacher in Paris on September 9, 2019, revealed by Le Parisien, raises new questions about the state of health of the German pilot. The unit where the seven-time world champion F1 was admitted is indeed renowned for its innovative treatments for heart diseases. The head of the service at the Georges Pompidou European Hospital is indeed a pioneer in the field of cell therapy. Is Michael Schumacher suffering from heart problems following his accident, following his coma or heavy medication? Mystery for the moment. The family of Michael Schumacher has not communicated the state of health of the pilot for several years. In 2016, Schumi's family lawyer responded to rumors in the German press that the former Scuderia Ferrari hero could not walk or stand alone.
Countless rumors have circulated about Michael Schumacher since the announcement of his accident. The meager information disclosed about his state of health fueled the questions. Rubens Barrichello, his former team-mate at Ferrari, even revealed that he had been prevented from going to get his news. "I tried to find a way to visit him, and I was told that it would not do him or me any good, so I have no news, but you have to respect the wishes of the family, "he told TV Globo in April 2018. In early August 2018, Jean Todt, the former boss and close friend of Michael Schumacher, said he was" surrounded by his family and loved ones. " And added, "His health is a private theme and I think it's time for us to let Michael live his life in peace." What are the details of the rider's state of health? Why did his ski fall cause him so much damage? And by the way, what is it suffering exactly? What can he do on a daily basis? The wildest rumors circulated about Michael Schumacher, from his hospitalization, through his coma, his transfer to Switzerland, to the (false) announcement of his imminent death in May 2016.
It must be said that many fans are looking for the slightest positive sign and that the communication of the Schumacher clan, orchestrated by the "Schumi" wife, Corinna Betsch, and his faithful advisor, Sabine Kehm, is closed with a double-turn and that the news on the state of health of the champion are distilled dropper. Even some close friends of the German who regularly visit their protege in his home in Gland, Switzerland, have a foolproof discretion. To find out more clearly, here are the answers to the main questions that have arisen over the last five years about the health of Michael Schumacher, who is now 50 years old.
Michael Schumacher is a German racing driver. He holds the world record of victories (exactly seven) in the drivers' world championship. He has won the Formula 1 Grand Prix 96 times, making him one of the greatest athletes in his category.
He started his career in Formula 1 in 1991, at the age of 22, as a replacement in the Jordan team. Very quickly, he was recruited by the Benetton Formula team with which he became world champion in 1994 and 1995. In 1996 he entered the Scuderia Ferrari, legendary team in which he won more than 70 victories . The "Red Baron" is also competing with his younger brother Ralf, who has also won Grand Prix at Williams and Toyota teams.
Michael Schumacher announces in 2006 that he is retiring. He is then a consultant for the Scuderia Ferrari, flying simply during some private tests. He tries to resume the competition in 2009, to no avail, since he suffers from multiple pains following a motorcycle accident in Spain. He finally signs his big comeback at Mercedes-Benz in 2010, without winning. He then makes the decision to permanently stop his career on October 4, 2012.
On December 29, 2013, Michael Schumacher suffered a serious ski accident in the Méribel resort, which plunged him into a coma for several months. Since his awakening, the doctors remain reserved on his chances to find all his capacities.
The German wins his first two titles before the Benetton team in 1994 and 1995, before joining Ferrari where he will glean 5 world championship titles. At the start of 19 seasons in the world championship, Michael Schumacher won 91 races and went on the podium 155 times. Until 2017, he held the pole position record with 68 first places on the grid.
Michael Schumacher: key dates
- August 30, 1992: Michael Schumacher wins his first victory at Spa
- A year after his debut in the championship, the German Michael Schumacher wins his first grand prize. Taking advantage of the tactical errors of his competitors, including Senna, in terms of tire choices, he raised his Benetton on the top of the podium. If he gets a win in the 1992 season, he has enough points and podiums to finish in third place in the championship, behind Mansell and Patrese's two Williams, but ahead of the Brazilian McLaren.
- September 27, 1993: Fourth World Champion Title for Prost
- The French car racer wins again the world championship of F1 drivers at the Grand Prix of Portugal he finished second behind Michael Schumacher. He has 51 Grand Prix wins and four World Championship titles (1985, 1986, 1989, 1993) when he ends his racing career.
- November 13, 1994: Schumacher World Champion
- On the circuit of Adelaide in Australia, the car racer is crowned world champion. Michael Schumacher is the first German champion world champion in history.
- October 26, 1997: Schumacher victim of his bad gesture
- In difficulty against Jacques Villeneuve and hoping to finally get his third world champion title, Schumacher opts for the same strategy as Senna seven years earlier. On the circuit of Jerez, he gives a steering wheel to leave the Canadian, knowing that if the two drivers leave, the German wins the championship. But if they are both on the low side, Villeneuve is able to leave. With a damaged car, he decides not to take the risk and is satisfied with a third place, enough to pocket the title. As for the FIA, which had been taken aback by the gesture of Senna, she decided this time not to miss this lack of fair play dangerous. Michael Schumacher retains his victories but is disqualified from the final standings at the championship.
- August 29, 2004: Schumacher, man of all records
- After crushing the competition with his Ferrari team, Michael Schumacher pocketed a seventh world title and fifth consecutive title. These two figures are absolute records in Formula 1, and the five legendary titles of Fangio now seem very far away. With 13 victories in one season, a record in 2005 of 84 wins, 142 podiums and 69 lap records, "Schumi" holds the majority of the records and for a long time registered his name at the top of the discipline.
- September 25, 2005: Alonso dethrones Schumacher
- At 24, Fernando Alonso, on Renault, becomes the youngest world champion in the history of Formula 1 at the Grand Prix of Brazil. His fight with his rival Kimi Raikkonen, also very young, led a season marked by the inefficiency of Ferrari and Michael Schumacher.
- October 4, 2012: Schumacher announces his retirement
- After a first retirement in 2006, Michael Schumacher returns to F1 in 2010 with Mercedes but can not find the way to success. He announces his definitive retirement for the end of the 2012 season.
- December 29, 2013: The ski accident of Michael Schumacher in Méribel
- Michael Schumacher spends the holidays of end of year in family in his chalet of Méribel. On the 29th of December, he falls during a short, off-piste incursion between two slopes of the ski area and is transported urgently to the Grenoble hospital. He got out of coma in June 2014 and is transported to Switzerland.
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