Michael Schumacher is ‘conscious’ after being taken to hospital for stem cell treatment

# 13:27
11 September 2019

Michael Schumacher is “conscious” after being taken to a Paris hospital for stem cell treatment, a nurse has revealed, APA reports citing The Sun. 

The positive news comes as Frenchman Jean Todt - the Formula One racing legend's former boss at Ferrari - visited his close pal for 45 minutes yesterday, says a report. Pioneering surgeon specialising in stem cell breakthroughs has been treating the seven times World Champion driver at the Georges Pompidou Hospital in the French capital, where he arrived surrounded by guards on Monday.

He was admitted under tight security for transfusions of inflammation-reducing stem cells, part of ongoing care related to the horrific head injuries he suffered in a skiing accident almost six years ago. The state-of-the-art facility "has turned into a bunker" since the high-profile sportsman arrived.

Although there has been no indication as to his current state of health from the hospital, the paper quoted an unnamed nurse in cardiology saying: "Yes he is in my service: "And I can assure you that he is conscious." And at 5.15pm yesterday, Jean Todt visited Schumacher for 45 minutes "before quietly leaving the hospital", the paper adds. An emergency intern also confirmed that the legend "is here".