Michael Schumacher, the seven-time Formula One World Champion and racing legend, is reportedly in a coma and has been downgraded to critical condition after suffering from a cerebral hemorrhage following a skiing accident today, according to local French media reports and the hospital.

Schumacher suffered a head injury earlier while skiing in the French Alps. The injury was initially reported to be not that serious, and Schumacher was reportedly conscious and talking immediately after striking his head on a rock.

Former F1 doctor and Clinical Professor of Anesthesia and Emergency Medicine at University of Liège Hospital Gary Hartstein is giving a breakdown on Twitter on the medical aspects:

UPDATE: According to a statement released by CHU Grenoble, the hospital which Schumacher was eventually airlifted to, the former champion was admitted to the hospital in a coma, with serious cranial trauma requiring immediate neurosurgical intervention. His condition remains critical.

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