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Michael Schumacher spends 3 years in coma, medical bills have crossed Rs 116 crore

Michael Schumacher’s medical bill has hit 13.8 million Pounds (about 116 crore INR) as Thursday marked three years since a horrific ski accident left the multiple Formula One world champion in a coma

other sports Updated: Dec 30, 2016 22:57 IST
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Former Mercedes F1 driver Michael Schumacher of Germany attends a news conference to announce his retirement from Formula One at the end of 2012 in Suzuka, Japan.The condition of Michael Schumacher’s health will remain closely guarded among family and close associates, the former Formula One champion’s manager Sabine Kehm said recently. (File photo)(AP)

Formula One legend Michael Schumacher may have racked up a whopping Pounds 14 million (116 crore INR) medical bill ever since he was left in a coma because of a horrific ski accident exactly three years ago, according to a report in The Sun.

The figure being cited by the British tabloid is based on the estimated Pounds 115,000-a-week (approximately 96 lakh INR) his family is spending on his treatment at his estate in Geneva, Switzerland.

The report added that a 15-strong team of physicians and nurses were treating him.

Little is known about his condition as those close to him have pleaded the press and fans to give them privacy.

In this picture taken on April 20, 2006 Ferrari driver Michael Schumacher, left, of Germany, and fellow-countryman Nico Rosberg, of Williams, talk at the Dino and Enzo Ferrari racetrack in Imola, Italy. ( AP )

“Michael’s health is not a public issue, so we will not comment on it. We are aware that this is difficult to understand for some people, but we are in perfect agreement with Michael’s attitude and can only say thanks for the understanding,” his manager, Sabine Kehm, said in a press release recently.

The seven-time world champion had the accident while he was skiing in the French Alps. He is said to have lost his balance which led to him banging his head on a rock. The driver was initially put in a medically induced coma.

First Published: Dec 30, 2016 17:30 IST