The seven-time world champion Formula 1, in a near-vegetative state since a ski accident in December 2013, spent the night at the Georges Pompidou Hospital to see a specialist in heart failure, reveals Tuesday Le Parisien.

The seven-time German Formula 1 World Champion Michael Schumacher was taken care of at the Georges Pompidou European Hospital in Paris on Monday afternoon for "a treatment in the utmost secrecy," according to Le Parisien . Contacted by AFP, the Paris Public Assistance-Hospitals (AP-HP) has "neither confirmed nor denied" this information which "falls under medical secrecy". No reaction could have been obtained from the entourage of the former 50-year-old pilot.

According to information from the French daily, Schumacher was welcomed into the continuous surveillance unit of the Cardiovascular Surgery Department of Professor Philippe Menasché, "a pioneer in cell therapy to treat heart failure". He "benefits from infusions of stem cells that are distributed in the body to obtain a systemic anti-inflammatory action, that is to say throughout the body," believes Le Parisien . "The treatment should start this Tuesday morning, the patient to leave the hospital in principle Wednesday," said the newspaper, according to which the German "would have made at least two passages at the Georges Pompidou European Hospital, last spring . "

Vegetative state

Michael Schumacher has not been seen in public since he was injured in the head in a ski accident on December 29, 2013 in Méribel (French Alps). That day, "Schumi", helmeted and accompanied by his 14-year-old son Mick, fell at a slow pace, head first, because of a rock, between two marked trails. Almost no information has since filtered about his state of health, but in the opinion of renowned neurologists, the German driver, technically out of the coma, is necessarily in a vegetative state.

On the occasion of his 50th birthday, on January 3rd, his family, very discreet, published a declaration on Facebook. "You can be sure that he is in the best hands and that we are doing everything humanly possible to help him," she said. At the beginning of December 2018, Jean Todt, president of the International Automobile Federation (FIA) and former boss of Schumacher at Ferrari, revealed to the German newspaper Bild that he had seen him at his home in Gland (Switzerland) on the weekend of Brazilian Grand Prix.

With seven F1 world championship titles and 91 Grand Prix victories between 1991 and 2012 (including a first sporting retreat from 2007 to 2010), the German, nicknamed the "Baron Rouge" during his exploits with the team Ferrari, is the most rewarded driver in the history of his discipline.