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Formula One legend Michael Schumacher was airlifted to hospital today after hitting his head on a rock while skiing in the French Alps.

The retired seven-time world champion, 44, was in agony after a fall having left the marked slopes at the exclusive resort of Meribel.

Olivier Desaulty, a spokesman for Meribel Alpina, the ski lift company, said: “Some skiers, who were not skiing with him, saw the accident and called us.

"We immediately sent two ski patrols on skis. They had been waiting to do a check on something and were close by.

“They checked him and called a helicopter. Apparently he was briefly - a minute or so - unconscious. But he came around quickly and was then talking.

“He said he had hit his head on a rock. He was wearing a helmet fortunately. The helicopter arrived very quickly and he was taken to hospital.”

Schumacher was skiing in an unmarked area between two well-used but very difficult ski runs.

After being evacuated to a hospital in nearby Moutiers, Schumacher was transferred to a bigger trauma unit in Grenoble, 80 miles away



updates saying his suffered



celebral hemorrhage and is now in critical condition


Hope he pulls through.

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Michael Schumacher 'In Critical Condition'
Seven-time F1 world champion Michael Schumacher remains in a coma after suffering serious head injuries while skiing with his son.
10:19pm UK, Sunday 29 December 2013

Video: Schumacher Critical From Ski Injury


Former motor racing world champion Michael Schumacher is in a coma following a skiing accident in France.

The 44-year-old German suffered a "serious brain trauma with coma on his arrival, which required an immediate neurosurgical operation," according to the hospital treating Schumacher in the French city of Grenoble.

Schumacher was wearing a helmet when he reportedly hit his head on a rock while skiing in the French Alps.

He was airlifted off the mountain following the accident in the resort of Meribel, in the popular Three Valleys area.

56582332-1-522x293.jpgThe German Formula One legend skiing in Italy in 2006

The sports star was skiing with his 14-year-old son and some friends when the accident occurred.

Schumacher's agent, Sabine Kehm, said: ''Michael fell on his head during a private ski trip in the French Alps.

"He was hospitalised and is receiving medical care. We ask for your understanding that we cannot give a running commentary on his state of health.

"He was wearing a helmet and was not alone.''

cegrab-20131229-130221-159-1-522x293.jpgThe accident occurred in the resort of Meribel in France

Journalist Carole Bouchard, from the French newspaper L'Equipe, told Sky News that the racing driver's condition had deteriorated this evening.

The French Mountain Gendarmerie had earlier said Schumacher's life was not in danger.

Former Ferrari team boss Jean Todt and Professor Gerard Saillant, a brain and spine injury expert, are at the hospital in Grenoble.

Professor Saillant co-ordinated Schumacher's medical care after the driver broke his leg in the 1999 British Grand Prix.

rtr3atkt-1-522x293.jpgSchumacher made a comeback to Formula One for Mercedes in 2010

The seven-times world champion first retired from Formula One in 2006. He owns a chalet in the Meribel resort and is a keen skier.

He has been hurt seriously once before, in a motorcycling accident in February 2009 when he suffered neck and spine injuries.

He recovered sufficiently from those injuries to make a comeback to Formula One in 2010.

But he made a disappointing return to the sport, managing only one podium finish during his three years with Mercedes.

The German driver retired from Formula One for a second time in December 2012.


Could be the end of a legend. Bossed F1 in his prime.


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pull through michael my fellow german brother

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Too much of a daredevil though, he had to supplement his retiring from F! with something else i gues, hope he pulls through, don't think he will eve be the same though.

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