Michael Schumacher health update with F1 icon 'receiving the best medical treatment in human history'

Michael Schumacher health update with F1 icon 'receiving the best medical treatment in human history'

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Jack Otway

By Jack Otway

Published: 26/01/2024

- 12:47

Updated: 26/01/2024

- 13:03

The 55-year-old suffered life-changing injuries after a skiing accident back in December 2013

Michael Schumacher is receiving the best medical treatment in human history, according to former Mercedes boss Nick Fry.

The German has lived the past decade in the shadows after sustaining serious, life-changing injuries back in December 2013.

Not much is known about Schumacher today, with the 55-year-old's family preferring to keep updates to a minimum.

Johnny Herbert recently said he'd heard rumours that the former Ferrari and Mercedes star is able to sit at the dinner table with the rest of his family.

Michael Schumacher

Michael Schumacher is said to be receiving the best medical treatment in human history


And Fry, speaking to Online Betting Guide, has claimed Schumacher is getting the best medical treatment in human history.

"I haven't heard anything about Michael Schumacher's condition, so I'm unable to confirm or deny any of the recent reports about him," he said.

"Michael has the best medical team in the world, and I'm 100 per cent sure that no human being in history has had the treatment Michael has had for his specific injury. The family has the resources."

He added: "I hope and pray that they're making progress with him.

"If the reports about him at the dinner table or in a car are true, then it wouldn't surprise me at all because I'd imagine that's the type of thing you'd do to get the brain going again.

"The only thing I hope for is for Michael's quality of life to be good.

"My mother has dementia, so I know what it's like when someone is alive but not conscious of the world around them."

Fry also thinks the Schumcher family should retain hope, despite all the years passing by.

"Humans are remarkable, and it's not impossible to hope for things to get back to as close to normal," he added.

"I'm sure we'll hear at some stage and if the medical team have learned something about how to treat people with these sorts of injuries then that will be Michael's greatest contribution."

Fry and Schumacher initially had a 'complicated' relationship.

But the former Mercedes boss feels honoured to have worked with one of the best drivers in Formula One history.

"I'd say my experience of working with Michael Schumacher was complicated," he said.

"Being a good Brit, I'd never have Michael high on my list of most-loved people as he was the dastardly German who did rotten things to good, honest Brits and others!

"I wasn't an immediate fan of Schumacher but I had massive respect for what he had accomplished.


Michael Schumacher

Michael Schumacher hasn't been seen in public since a tragic skiing accident in 2013


"I hate to say it, but when you meet Michael, you realise how special he is very quickly.

"The difference was the level of teamwork.

"Michael really appreciated that everybody in the team needed to contribute if he was going to be successful."

News of Schumacher's treatment comes after his former sister-in-law, Cora, left the German version of I'm a Celebrity...Get Me out of Here.

A statement said Cora was suffering from illness prior to her departure from the jungle.

Michael Schumacher F1

Michael Schumacher won seven titles during his F1 career


Yet German newspaper BILD say she was booted off by TV bosses who feared she would blab about Schumacher's condition.

The F1 icon won seven titles during his prime years in the sport.

Only Lewis Hamilton has been able to match that achievement in the years since, with the Briton's last crown coming back in 2020.

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