Inside Michael Schumacher’s ‘secret remedy’ to ‘rebuild’ F1 champ as he receives ‘£115,000-a-week’ medical care

MICHAEL Schumacher’s well being continues to be a thriller – however he is reported to have undergone “secret” pioneering medical remedy, with hopes it may rebuild the legendary F1 ace.

Schumacher is reported to have obtained medical care costing as a lot as £115,000-a-week as his household, associates and buddies all hope he can get well from his horror ski crash.

Michael Schumacher is understood to be undergoing treatment


Michael Schumacher is known to be present process remedyCredit score: Getty – Contributor
His wife Corinna broke down in tears as she accepted a prize honouring Michael


His spouse Corinna broke down in tears as she accepted a prize honouring MichaelCredit score: Splash

Schumacher’s well being has been shrouded in secrecy since he suffered a catastrophic mind damage whereas snowboarding in 2013.

Nevertheless it has been reported the Method One champion has had a group of 15 nurses and docs providing around-the-clock look after him.

The 53-year-old was positioned in a medically induced coma for nearly six months after the accident whereas he was on the slopes together with his son Mick.

It was reported after the ski crash he had surgical procedure to take away blood clots from his mind.

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However in June 2014, he was discharged from hospital so he may obtain remedy at his household house close to Switzerland’s Lake Geneva.

His household have reportedly been compelled to unload Schumacher’s beloved personal jet and vacation house in Norway – price an estimated £25m – in a bid to cowl his medical prices.

And solely small trickles of data have been launched since, with reviews that Schumacher stays in a wheelchair and might react to issues round him.

Nevertheless, in 2019, it was reported that Schumacher was set to endure breakthrough stem cell remedy in a bid to regenerate and rebuild his nervous system.

Famend French heart specialist Dr Philippe Menasche, who had operated on him beforehand, was attributable to perform the remedy to switch cells from Schumacher’s coronary heart to his mind.

In stem cell remedy, cells are taken from both bone marrow or the affected person’s personal coronary heart and injected into different elements of the physique in an effort to restore broken tissue.

Italian neurosurgeon Dr Nicola Acciari mentioned on the time that the legendary driver was affected by muscle degeneration and osteoporosis on account of being bed-bound for thus a few years.

She mentioned: “The aim is to regenerate Michael’s nervous system.”

French journalist Jean-Michel Décugis advised The Occasions that the stem cell remedy may have an “anti-inflammatory impact” which is able to most definitely affect the mind.

He mentioned: “Our sources say that Michael Schumacher is receiving stem cell perfusions that… produce a systemic anti-inflammatory impact.

“That’s to say they attain the entire physique and you possibly can think about that they attain Michael Schumacher’s mind.

“It is fairly mysterious. Formally [Menasché] works solely on the guts.

“He’s finishing up experiments with [secretome] that’s made by a laboratory from new stem cells and injected into veins, till now solely on animals.”


Mr Décugis additionally claims that Schumacher is being injected with secretome – protein discovered within the human physique – which he says Menasche calls “stem cell juice.”

Dr Menasche nonetheless warned followers that he “doesn’t work miracles” following the primary widely-reported stem cell remedy on the sports activities star in October 2018.

He additionally slammed claims he was finishing up “experiments” on the legendary racing driver.

And in September 2019, he mentioned particulars of Schumacher’s remedy would stay “secret” for causes of medical confidentiality.

Following the remedy on the Georges Pompidou Hospital in Paris, France, he was mentioned to be “acutely aware”, though few different particulars got about his situation.

And years since he’s claimed to have undergone the remedy, there was no concrete updates – amid reviews that the Schumacher household are in search of to spend the winter months at a brand new property in Majorca.

In 2020, his former boss and shut good friend Jean Todt revealed Schuey was receiving remedy tailor-made to assist him “return to a extra regular life”.

Todt, who oversaw 5 of Schumacher’s seven titles as Ferrari group boss, is one in all only a handful of holiday makers allowed to see him at house.

“I’m very discreet on this topic,” he advised Ouest France. “Everyone knows that Michael had a really severe accident and, sadly, it had important penalties for him.

“Since then, he has been handled in order that he can have the ability to return to a extra regular life.”

Schumacher has reportedly undergone pioneering stem cell therapy in Paris


Schumacher has reportedly undergone pioneering stem cell remedy in ParisCredit score: AFP
His condition is still unknown, almost nine years on from his tragic accident


His situation continues to be unknown, nearly 9 years on from his tragic accidentCredit score: EPA

Final month, Schuey’s spouse Corinna broke down in tears – and she or he has beforehand admitted the F1 hero “is totally different now”.

As she accepted the State Prize of North Rhine-Westphalia on her stricken husband’s behalf, she turned emotional as she commented on her husband’s situation.

And talking on the Netflix documentary Schumacher, she mentioned: “I miss Michael every single day.

“Nevertheless it’s not simply me who misses him, it is the kids, his father, everybody round him.”

Though she admitted he was “totally different,” she insisted that “he is right here and that provides us energy”.

Corinna additionally provided a quick glimpse as their life at house.

She mentioned: “We’re collectively. We dwell collectively at house. We do remedy.

“We do every thing we are able to to make Michael higher and to verify he is snug. And to easily make him really feel our household, our bond.”

Former boss Ross Brawn advised The Guardian in 2016 he nonetheless visits his good friend recurrently.

“Michael was such a robust character and all by means of his racing profession he solely suffered a damaged leg,” he mentioned. “The irony of this taking place throughout a quieter life was horrible.”

He went on: “We go see him and hope and pray that someday he’ll make a restoration. I used to be quoted as saying he’s bettering and it was not what I actually meant. The household are conducting his convalescence in personal and I have to respect that.

“So I don’t wish to touch upon his situation past saying we’re extraordinarily hopeful we’ll see Michael as we knew him sooner or later sooner or later.”

Talking simply earlier than his fiftieth birthday, she reassured his supporters that he was in “good arms” and that the household have been doing “every thing humanly doable to assist him”.

Todt additionally advised Radio Monte-Carlo in 2019 that he had watched F1 races with the legendary driver on TV.

“I am all the time cautious with such statements, but it surely’s true. I noticed the race along with Michael Schumacher at his house in Switzerland.”

He suffered a catastrophic brain injury in a skiing accident in 2013


He suffered a catastrophic mind damage in a snowboarding accident in 2013Credit score: AFP

In the meantime, sources – described as “shut family” – claimed in French journal Paris Match again in 2018 that Schumacher cries when he sees pure magnificence.

They mentioned: “While you put him in his wheelchair dealing with the gorgeous panorama of the mountains overlooking the lake, Michael typically cries.”

Michael is likely one of the biggest F1 drivers of all time, dominating the game within the early 2000s after rising to energy within the 90s.

He raced from 1991 to 2006, and once more from 2010 to 2012 – a second act of his profession which noticed him turn out to be instrumental in establishing Lewis Hamilton’s dominant Mercedes group.

The German received 5 world championships with Ferrari and two for Benetton.

Schumacher retired in 2012, however only a yr later he was concerned in a life-changing snowboarding accident whereas on the slopes with Mick.

And in the meantime, Schumacher’s former supervisor Willi Weber accused the star’s household of mendacity about his situation.

The 80-year-old mentioned he’s nonetheless “offended” that the brood hasn’t up to date him on the F1 icon’s well being since his snowboarding accident 9 years in the past.

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He took swipes at each Corinna and Jean Todt, saying: “They stored me out, telling me it’s too early, effectively now it’s too late.”

Weber initially understood the necessity for secrecy from the Schumacher household however that since he obtained out of hospital, “we have now solely heard lies from them”.

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