Sunday 23 July 2017

F1 boss retains ‘hope’ for stricken Michael Schumacher as medical costs top €14m

Michael Schumacher's
Michael Schumacher's
Declan Whooley

Declan Whooley

It is now closing in on two years since Michael Schumacher’s horrific skiing accident and it is being reported that his medical care costs have soared past the €14m mark.

The seven time Formula One champion suffered serious injuries after going off-piste on the French Alps in December  2013. He was later placed in a medically induced coma to keep his condition stable.

This week Schumacher’s close friend and former colleague, Ross Brawn, revealed he still held out hope for a full recover.

“I do keep in touch, but we try and keep a balance of going to see him against calling, and not being a pain. I’ve been to see him a few times; Corinna, his wife, calls me occasionally and keeps me update,” he is quoted as saying in The Inquisitr.

Autoweek has reported that the 46-year-old has lost 65lbs since the accident.

The rehabilitation process is a costly one, with 15 medical staff caring for him at a special medical suite at his mansion in Switzerland.

Reports are claiming that it is amounting to €140,000 per week and has cost the family more than €14m.

In May it was reported that Schumacher’s wife, Corinna, sold her husband’s €34m jet and was considering selling their chalet in France.

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