Formula One legend Michael Schumacher is currently having extensive care at his £50 million home in Geneva
On December 29, 2013, while on holiday in the Alps with his family, he suffered a severe head injury whilst skiing which ended his career on the track, and nearly cost him his life.
Schumacher was air lifted to Grenoble hospital requiring ‘immediate neurosurgical intervention’ and underwent two life-saving operations.
We are approaching the fifth anniversary of the injury, and there have been revelations on his care and what the medical costs actually are per week.
The German is paying around £50,000-a-week for extensive nursing care, according to the Daily Mail.
His bills have totalled a staggering excess of £20 million due to being cared for at his home. It is believed he will be moved to a clinic in Dallas, Texas, specialising in head injuries.
The seven-time World Champion is reported to not be bed-ridden or living with tubes and is living with his family.
Fans have been crying out for updates on his health and are desperate to know.
Five years have gone, but how has Schumacher kept his condition so quiet with little media coverage?
Schumacher’s manager Sabine Kehm revealed some exclusive details as to why she never reported anything about Michael’s private life.
“When he was in Switzerland, for example, it was clear he was a private individual.
“Once in a long discussion Michael said to me; ‘You don’t need to call me for the next year. I’m disappearing.’
“I think it was his secret dream to be able to do that."
The second most successful German F1 driver Sebastian Vettel was quick to comment on his ‘hero’s’ stressful time.
He told the F1 Racing magazine: “He was my hero. I used to have posters on the wall of him.
“For me he is the best driver we have ever had in terms of talent, skill, passion and willpower.
“He will be remembered as the best driver in history.
“I miss his opinion, his advice, his expertise.”
Michael Schumacher made some of the most memorable moments the sport has ever seen, including his first F1 race win in an underpowered car – the Benetton.