Reports coming in from Europe indicate that the seven-time Formula One World Champion Michael Schumacher was skiing at a resort in Meribel, France, when he fell and injured himself, hitting his head on a rock. Fully aware of the benefits of head protection, Schumacher was wearing a helmet at the time of the accident, but the severity of the impact has apparently left the racer in a coma, says CNN.

Though conscious after the impact, Schumacher was reportedly left dazed and shocked from the impact as he was airlifted first to a trauma center in Moutiers and then transported to University Hospital Center in nearby Grenoble. Schumacher arrived in a coma and required immediate brain surgery.

There are conflicting reports of Schumacher's present condition, with initial reports suggesting the injury was "not very serious" and newer information suggesting that he sustained "severe head trauma."

Schumacher was reportedly skiing on unmarked slopes at the time of his accident.

We'll have more information on the World Champion's condition as it becomes available.



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      Lachmund
      • 1 Year Ago
      Oh ****...all the best to you Michael. Get well soon!
      MikeInNC
      • 1 Year Ago
      Terrible news. Prayers for him and his family.
      Me
      • 1 Year Ago
      Wow this is awful. A college buddy had the same type of situation after getting hit on a bicycle. He was initially was just shaken up, but eventually went into a coma and didn't make it.
      tool0117
      • 1 Year Ago
      google english translate of German news websites - apparently he had a major hemorrhage and is right on the edge of life and death. best wishes
      Agent55
      • 1 Year Ago
      Hoping he makes a complete and speedy recovery!
      JF1GE
      • 1 Year Ago
      Prayers with you Michael I was commenting to a friend just the other day that it was odd how many celebrities have died skiing. eerie
      kimidam
      • 1 Year Ago
      Although I wasn't a big fan of Schumi, his achievements speak for themselves and it would be quite tragic for him to die! Hope he gets well soon...
      Seal Rchin
      • 1 Year Ago
      This is very much like that Walker guy, these people are adrenaline junkies, they are attracted to dangerous things. Sometimes this is the result.
        RGT881
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Seal Rchin
        WTF is wrong with you? Walker was a passenger, and Schumacher was always conscious of safety. Plus, by your same logic you are welcome to label everyone else who goes skiing, an adrenalin junkie. Then again, you are quite good with labeling and quick judgments and opinions that are not backed up by facts.
        ROLO
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Seal Rchin
        no cant just say that he was at a ski resort living life. Not necessary to put every race car driver in the "Totaly dude!!!" category.
        Steve K
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Seal Rchin
        How do you Prius driving loons always find your way here from HuffPost just to spread your vitriol? Go hide in your closet and fear everything in life and try to make everyone else miserable while the rest of us actually live life.
          Seal Rchin
          • 1 Year Ago
          @Steve K
          I drive a sonata and i have never been to arianapost and have no intentions of being there. I am just stating FACTS.
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Seal Rchin
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        • 1 Year Ago
        @Seal Rchin
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          Seal Rchin
          • 1 Year Ago
          You know i thought we were friends, and you slap me with this.
          Seal Rchin
          • 1 Year Ago
          I know you do not TRULY mean that. I mean Schumacher is one of the greatest ever, why would you wish something like that on him.
          Seal Rchin
          • 1 Year Ago
          To correct you sentences.
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      over9000
      • 1 Year Ago
      Schumi vs. Paul Walker for top headlines.... FIGHT!
      Jarda
      • 1 Year Ago
      Ah damn, not THIS German! :(
        MVM
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Jarda
        No, you're not a bad girl. Just a stupid creature with no moral principles that doesn't deserve her place among the human race.
        Seal Rchin
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Jarda
        Who did you want this to happen too?
          Jarda
          • 1 Year Ago
          @Seal Rchin
          Vettel Oh yes, I'm a bad girl!
      onewayroll
      • 1 Year Ago
      I hope its not that serious, doesn't sound good
      sodbustermgt
      • 1 Year Ago
      Hey Michael, You encouraged kids to kill themselves by smoking the MARLBOROS so plainly advertised on your ski jacket. . Anybody who advertises cigarettes to make money is a ***** and a scumbag.
        Hussam Al-Tayeb
        • 1 Year Ago
        @sodbustermgt
        How the hell did he do that? he once raced for a team that was sponsored by marlboro and then marlboro was not sponsoring the team anymore. sodbustermgt , that's a very old picture from the 90s you idiot.
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