THREE years ago today, sports fans around the globe eagerly awaited updates on the condition of Michael Schumacher after the Formula One star’s horrific skiing accident.
The seven-time F1 world champion was placed in a medically induced coma after receiving critical head injuries after falling off his skis in the French Alps.
Reports have emerged today that the cost of his medical care has reached £13.8 million ($24m), according to the Daily Mail.
That’s based on the estimated £115,000 a week cost of his treatment, the Sun reports, which features a 15-strong team of medics looking after him at his home in Geneva, Switzerland.
Schumacher was in a coma for six months after he banged his head on a rock despite wearing a helmet on December 29, 2013.
His current condition is unknown as it’s a closely guarded secret among the 47-year-old’s inner circle.
This month, his manager, Sabine Kehm, said: “Michael’s health is not a public issue, so we will continue to make no comment in that regard.”
“We have to protect his intimate sphere. Legally seen and in the longer term, every statement related to his health would diminish the extent of his intimate sphere.”
However, former F1 teammate Johnny Herbert says Schumacher has “good days and bad days.”
Schumacher’s total worth is believed to be about £500 million before the accident.