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2016-12-30 10:37

SEVEN-TIME FORMULA 1 CHAMPION: Details of former Formula 1 racing driver Michael Schumacher's astronomical medical bill have emerged. Image: Supplied

Cape Town - On December 29 2013, the world was stunned by the news of German racing driver Michael Schumacher's skiing accident in the Switzerland.

The world's most well known Formula 1 driver was placed in a medically-induced coma despite wearing a helmet during the incident.

15-member medical team

Three years on, details of the the seven-time Formula 1 champion's R230-million medical bill has emerged, according to the Daily Mail

The 47-year-old is currently recovering at the family home in Geneva, Switzerland with the 15 member medical staff costing close to R2-million a week, the Sun reported. 

The German, best known for winning five F1 titles with Ferrari, was reported to be worth more than R8-billion at the time of his skiing accident. 

Earlier in December, Schumacher's manager Sabine Kehm said: "Michael's health is not a public issue so we will not comment on it, just because we need to protect the privacy of Michael as much as possible." 

Read the original story from the Daily Mail and The Sun here.

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