The racing hero was in a coma for six months following the horrifying accident in December 2013 that nearly claimed his life F1 hero Michael Schumacher’s care costs have reportedly risen to £10million following a horror skiing accident that left him in a coma.The racing legend came out of the coma six months later, and since then the full state of his condition has been kept under wraps as he continues his recovery.
It is understood that his care costs have dented his £300million fortune £100,000 each week after a state of the art treatment facility was installed in his Swiss mansion home.
Schumacher was placed in an artificial coma after smashing his head onto rocks while skiing at the French Alpine resort of Meribel.
The star spent 159 days in the coma before moving to the Lausanne rehabilitation clinic.
He then left to continue his care at home with his his doting wife Corinna.
The 46-year-old is surrounded by a 15-strong medical team, tasked with providing him round-the-clock care.
While in his coma, he lost a quarter of his bodyweight, leaving him weighing in at just eight and-a-half stone.
Professor Curt Diehm, of the Karlsbad teaching hospital in Germany, said: “While a weight loss in coma patients is normal, 20 kilos is a lot for people with normal body weights.
“One must assume that his muscles have degraded greatly due to the immobility.”
Alongside their teenage children Mick and Gina Marie, Schumacher’s loving wife Corinna has managed to keep the family out of the spotlight despite the celebrity sporting star being struck by tragedy.
Speaking of his wife before the accident, Schumacher said: “It is not so easy to find a partner who unconditionally adapts to the pace of my life.”
And it was just days before the crash that the seven-times Formula One World Champion told how important his wife is in his life.
He even said they had never had a serious argument.
“It’s because we shared the same values,” he said.
“During all the time I was racing she was my guardian angel.”
In the days that followed the horror accident, an insider said: “All the models, the groupies, the sex-on-legs pit-stop girls never meant a thing to Michael.
“Corinna was a small-town girl like he was a small-town boy, both from the same end of the country.
“They truly married their souls as well as their bodies. He doesn’t know she’s in the room with him in Grenoble but all the time that positive love is flowing into him. No one loves him more than Corinna.
“If he should not come through this, then life as she knows it will also end. She could never love again.”
In February it emerged that the couple had sold their Norwegian holiday home for £2million.
The mountain home, situated north of Oslo in Trysil, was a cherished family getaway for the racing star, who used it as a holiday home since the 1990s.
Of his recovery, Sabine Kehm, Schumacher’s manager, has said: “We need a long time.
“He is making progress appropriate to the severity of the situation.”