Schumacher admitted to Paris hospital for secret treatment based on stem-cell transfusion

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Former Formula One world champion Michael Schumacher was admitted to a Paris hospital for “secret treatment” earlier on Monday, Le Parisien newspaper reported.

Schumacher has not been seen in public since a skiing accident that left him with severe head injuries and in a medically-induced coma for several months, in the French Alps five years ago.

Schumacher was taken to the Pompidou hospital in southwest Paris on Monday afternoon, Le Parisien said, without citing its sources.

The Independent (Ireland) reports that the French newspaper said the former champion would undergo treatment based on stem-cell transfusion by French surgeon Philippe Menasche.

A spokeswoman for Schumacher did not immediately return a request for comment.

Via Le Parisien / Independent (IE) /Gazzetta Dello Sport 

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