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‘He is very altered and deteriorated… nothing like we remember him’: Italian neurosurgeon leaks update on Michael Schumacher’s health six years after F1 legend’s catastrophic skiing accident

  • Michael Schumacher suffered a serious head injury in a skiing accident in 2013
  • The seven-time F1 world champion has not been seen in public since the incident
  • Leading neurosurgeon Nicola Acciari says Schumacher will be ‘very different’
  • He claims he will have a ‘deteriorated organic, muscular and skeletal structure’
  • Schumacher’s ex manager, Jean Todt, revealed that he was ‘still fighting’ in 2019 

Formula One legend Michael Schumacher is ‘very altered and deteriorated’ six years on from his horrific skiing accident, a leading neurosurgeon has warned.

The former Ferrari driver, 51, suffered a near-fatal brain injury back in December 2013 when he fell and hit his head on a rock while skiing off-piste in the French Alps.

Schumacher is now out of a long-term coma, but leading surgeon Nicola Acciari, who is based in Bologna, claims he is now ‘a person very different from the one we remember on the track’.

Michael Schumacher poses with his wife Corinna while skiing in northern Italy in 2005

Schumacher, pictured with Corinna in 2011, will be 'very altered', according to a neurosurgeon

Schumacher, pictured with Corinna in 2011, will be ‘very altered’, according to a neurosurgeon

The seven-time world champion has since been cared for at his Lake Geneva mansion by his wife Corinna and their two children Gina-Marie, 22, and Mick, 20. 

They have kept updates on his health to a minimum since the accident, with Jean Todt, his former manager at Ferrari, revealing last year that Schumacher was ‘still fighting’.

However, Acciari believes that Schumacher is now nothing like the man who dominated F1 between 1994 and 2004.

‘We must imagine a person very different from the one we remember on the track, with a very altered and deteriorated organic, muscular and skeletal structure,’ Acciari told Italian newspaper Contro Copertina.

‘All as a result of the brain trauma he suffered.’

The news comes just months after Todt gave a rare statement on Schumacher’s condition after visiting him to watch a Grand Prix on television.

Schumacher, pictured in 2004, suffered a serious head injury while skiing in France in 2013

Schumacher, pictured in 2004, suffered a serious head injury while skiing in France in 2013

Corinna poses with her and Michael's son, Mick, at the German Sports Press Ball last year

Corinna poses with her and Michael’s son, Mick, at the German Sports Press Ball last year

‘I’m always careful with such statements, but it’s true. I saw the race together with Michael Schumacher at his home in Switzerland,’ he said. 

‘Michael is in the best hands and is well looked after in his house. He does not give up and keeps fighting.’

However, Todt did admit that despite not being in a vegetative state, Schumacher was unable to communicate as he did previously. 

‘His family is fighting just as much and of course our friendship cannot be the same as it once was just because there’s no longer the same communication as before,’ Todt added.

Ahead of the sixth anniversary of Schumacher’s accident on December 29 last year, his wife Corinna reportedly told fans: ‘Many small particles can form a huge mosaic. 

‘Together you are stronger, and that is exactly how combined forces of the KeepFighting movement make it easier to encourage others.’ 

Schumacher’s old manager and friend, Willi Weber, made the extraordinary claim last year that Corinna was hiding the truth about her husband’s condition.

Schumacher, pictured in Budapest in 2008, is 'still fighting', according to his former manager

Schumacher, pictured in Budapest in 2008, is ‘still fighting’, according to his former manager

His former manager Willi Weber has claimed that Schumacher's wife Corinna is hiding the truth about his condition from the public

His former manager Willi Weber has claimed that Schumacher’s wife Corinna is hiding the truth about his condition from the public

Speaking on a German documentary, he said: ‘I know that Michael has been hit hard, but unfortunately I do not know what progress he makes.

‘I’d like to know how he’s doing and shake hands or stroke his face.

‘But unfortunately, this is rejected by Corinna. She’s probably afraid that I’ll see right away what’s going on and make the truth public.

‘I firmly believe in Michael’s recovery, because I know he is a fighter.

‘If there is a chance, he will use it. That cannot be the end. I pray for him and am convinced that we will see him again.’

Schumacher has not been seen since the accident, leaving the public to speculate on his condition.

The former Mercedes star spent three months in a medically-induced coma in the aftermath of his fall, and has been closely looked after ever since.

An update came last September, when he was taken to the Georges-Pompidou hospital in Paris for a stem cell transfusion to reduce inflammation. An employee claimed that he was now ‘conscious’.

Schumacher stands next to wife Corinna during a Mercedes team presentation back in 2010

Schumacher stands next to wife Corinna during a Mercedes team presentation back in 2010

It was reported by Le Parisien at the time that a nurse in the cardiology department said: ‘Yes, he is in my department. And I can assure you he is conscious.’

The French newspaper also reported that former Ferrari boss Todt visited Schumacher at the hospital, spending 45 minutes with the legendary driver.

Todt had been in Chatres earlier attending the funeral of F2 racer Anthoine Hubert following his tragic death in the Belgian Grand Prix on August 30.

It is understood that Todt, along with other Formula One associates, journeyed to visit Schumacher after the service.

Indeed, Michael’s son Mick, an F2 driver himself, had also been at Hubert’s funeral.

Mick was with his father in Meribel when the accident happened on December 29, 2013.

Schumacher celebrates winning the Italian Grand Prix with Jean Todt back in September 2006

Schumacher celebrates winning the Italian Grand Prix with Jean Todt back in September 2006

Schumacher spraying the champagne was a familiar sight - he had 91 victories in his career

Schumacher spraying the champagne was a familiar sight – he had 91 victories in his career

The Ferrari driver is pictured leading Fernando Alonso at the 2006 San Marino GP at Imola

The Ferrari driver is pictured leading Fernando Alonso at the 2006 San Marino GP at Imola

Schumacher hit the right side of his head on a rock, splitting open his helmet.

Doctors worked frantically to remove blood clots from his brain, but some were left because they were too deeply embedded.

Since September 2014, he has received round the clock specialist care at his home in Lausanne, Switzerland.

He is visited only by close friends, none of whom have divulged specifics about his state of health.

Le Parisien, citing sources it did not name, said Schumacher has been treated at least twice previously at the Georges-Pompidou hospital, admitted each time under a false name and treated by a small medical team.

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