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Comatose Schumacher hit by lung infection: report

Published on Feb 12, 2014 6:32 PM
 
Picture taken on Jan 17, 2003, shows Formula one World champion Ferrari driver Michael Schumacher holding his skis before a giant slalom race in Madonna di Campiglio. Schumacher, who is still lying in a coma in a French hospital, has contracted a lung infection, the German newspaper Bild reported on Wednesday. -- FILE PHOTO: AFP

BERLIN (AFP) - Formula One legend Michael Schumacher, who is still lying in a coma in a French hospital, has contracted a lung infection, the German newspaper Bild reported on Wednesday.

The effects on the fragile state of health of the 45-year-old were unknown, it said, without citing sources.

Schumacher's spokesman, Sabine Kehm, told the newspaper: "We are not commenting on speculation."

He has been in a coma since his Dec 29 ski accident, when he badly injured his head, causing serious swelling of the brain.

 
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