Michael Schumacher 'conscious' after treatment from Jewish doctor, report claims

Schumi back for further stem-cell treatment, Formula One News & Top Stories

Schumi back for further stem-cell treatment, Formula One News & Top Stories

"And I can assure you that he is conscious".

Seven-time F1 world champion Michael Schumacher is "conscious" after receiving pioneering treatment in Paris from a Jewish cardiologist, Le Parisien has claimed.

Professor Philippe Menasche, the cardiac surgeon who performed the operation, also carried out the world's first embryonic cell transplant on a patient with heart failure in 2014.

Michael Schumacher (R) battles Lewis Hamilton (L) during the Formula One Italian Grand Prix at the Autodromo Nazionale di Monza in Monza, Italy on September 11, 2011.

Despite being an experienced skier and wearing a helmet, Schumacher suffered a traumatic brain injury after falling onto a rock and was placed into a medically-induced coma to protect the brain from further edema-related encephalopathy. He has been recovering at his family home in Lausanne ever since.

In 2018, Schumacher was thought to be traveling to Texas where his family is said to own an 18-hectare ranch.

Le Parisien, citing sources it did not name, said Schumacher has been treated at least twice previously at the Georges-Pompidou hospital, admitted each time under a false name and treated by a small medical team.

Georges-Pompidou hospital where Michael Schumacher is undergoing cell therapy surgery.

Nick Fry, who managed the German while he was at Mercedes has talked about Schumacher and his accident in his new book Survive.

Through the choice of their family, they've previously kept information about his treatment and progress under wraps due to their beliefs of privacy.

Stem cell treatment is often sought out by the families of individuals who have undergone a traumatic brain injury as a way to restore neuroplasticity and help to promote the fix of otherwise permanent damage.

Representatives and family members of Schumacher have not publicly commented on the treatment.