Formula One world champion Michael Schumacher has not been seen in public since sustaining a major head injury in a skiing accident in 2013. On December 29, 2013, Schumacher sustained a severe head injury during a skiing incident in the French Alps. While skiing with his son Mick, Schumacher fell and hit his head on a rock while crossing an unsecured off-piste area.
According to reports, Schumacher was placed in a medically-induced coma following the accident, and it took a further four months for him to show “moments of consciousness and awakening”.
The former Ferrari driver was thought to be receiving treatment at his home in Switzerland, but very little is known about his current health status.
His family said in January of this year: “You can be sure that he is in the very best of hands.
“We are doing everything humanly possible to help him.
“Please understand if we are following Michael’s wishes and keeping such a sensitive subject as health, as it has always been, in privacy.”
Where is Michael Schumacher now?
According to reports from French newspaper Le Parisien, Schumaker was admitted to a hospital in the French capital for “secret treatment” on Monday afternoon.
The publication say treatment is expected to “begin on Tuesday morning”.
Le Parisien claim the former driving star has already been treated their twice this year.
The treatment reportedly will prompt an anti-inflammatory response throughout his body.
Agence France-Presse (AFP) contacted the Parisian hospitals department, but due to medical privacy laws they refused to confirm or deny the news.
In March of this year, it was claimed the F1 star had been spotted at his holiday home in Majorca.
The ex-driver was supposedly seen arriving on a dark blue helicopter at Port D’Andratx in Majorca, according to German magazine Bunte.
He was then taken to the grand villa, called Villa Yasmin, which is high up in the Spanish island’s mountains and features stunning sea views, two swimming pools and a helipad.
However, the reports were later denied by the family.
How is Michael Schumacher’s health now?
Little is known about Schumacher’s condition, with his family keep privacy at a high during this difficult time.
In an interview with Radio Monte-Carlo this summer, current FIA president Jean Todt revealed he had visited Schumacher.
He said: “I’m always careful with such statements, but it’s true.
“I saw the race together with Michael Schumacher at his home in Switzerland.
“Michael is in the best hands and is well looked after in his house.
“He does not give up and keeps fighting.”
Michael Schumacher’s son, Mick, followed in his father’s footsteps last year as he took to the tracks at the European Formula 3 last year in Belgium.
In a heartwarming tribute to his dad, the then 19-year-old told reporters the track brought him many happy memories, saying it is often labelled “the living room of my dad” due to his father’s many victories there.