Michael Schumacher is considered as one of the greatest F1 drivers in history. His retirement was a bitter-sweet moment for his fans but his skiing accident three years ago was devastating. Since that fateful day in the Alps, the family of Michael Schumacher has spent millions just to take care of him in his home in Geneva, Switzerland.
Skiing accident happened three years ago
The skiing accident happened on December 29, 2013, at the French Alps during a family vacation. Michael Schumacher fell and hit his head on the rock. He was then put into a medically-induced coma until his condition became stable in March 2014.
The Schumacher family then decided to fly him home in Geneva. The 47-year-old is now being taken care of by private nurses. There have been scarce medical updates regarding his condition since his family wants it to be private.
Medical care bill revealed
According to The Daily Mail, the medical care bill for the treatment of Michael Schumacher since the accident has been £14 million or about $24 million. It is based on the estimated weekly cost of £115,000 or around $142,000. Schumacher’s total net worth is reportedly around £500 million.
The report noted that the family pays a team of medics to look after the F1 legend. The team is rumored to have 15 members but his inner circle has been mum regarding his real condition. The doctors removed some blood clots after his accident but left those that were deeply embedded.
Update on F1 legend’s condition
Former F1 teammate Johnny Herbert told FOX Sports that Michael Schumacher is experiencing “good and bad” days during his recovery. On the other hand, family friend Ross Brown did not want to give any more information to respect the wish of his family.
“The family are conducting his convalescence in private and I need to respect that. So I don’t want to comment on his condition beyond saying we’re extremely hopeful we’ll see Michael as we knew him at some point in the future.”
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