Ever since Michael Schumacher got involved in a skiing accident, there has been almost a total media blackout on his situation. His family preferred to keep it that way so that the 7-time World Champion could recover in peace. However, that has not stopped media outlets from speculating about the German legend’s health.

According to French daily newspaper Le Parisien, Michael Schumacher is being treated in a Paris hospital. Apparently, the 50-year old has been visiting a renowned heart surgeon who specialises in stem cell treatments.

Le Parisien claimed that Schumacher checked in at the Georges-Pompidou European Hospital on Monday afternoon. The newspaper also reported that the former Ferrari driver made previous visits to hospitals in Paris. Le Parisien named a Professor Philippe Menasche a cardiac surgeon, as the leader of the medical team overseeing Schumacher. Apparently, Menasche pioneered stem cell therapy to treat heart failure.

Back in early 2013, Schumacher suffered serious head trauma from the accident at the Meribel resort. Since then, there have been few to no updates on his medical condition, as the family elected to maintain their privacy.

On Michael’s 50th birthday, the Schumacher family released a statement saying,: “You can be sure that he is in the very best of hands and that 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.”

The paper also claims that Schumacher’s longtime medical advisor and family friend Professor Gerard Saillant is present at the hospital.

Michael Schumacher retired from racing at the end of the 2006 season. However, he returned in 2010 with the newly formed Mercedes team. Unfortunately, he struggled to get to grips with the car and only managed a podium and a pole position. Then, he retired for good at the end of the 2012 season.

Michael Schumacher
Michael Schumacher