Three-Time F1 Champion Niki Lauda Released From Hospital Nearly Three Months After Lung Transplant

Niki Lauda, hospitalized for a “severe cough” and illness while on vacation just a few days before, underwent a lung transplant in Austria around the beginning of August. Nearly three months later, reports are that the hospital released him to undergo “intensive rehabilitation” over the next few weeks.

F1 Racing Legend Niki Lauda Has 'Improved Continuously' in the Hospital Since Lung Transplant

Three-time Formula One champion Niki Lauda, who turned 69 earlier this year, was hospitalized in Austria for a “severe cough” recently and wound up getting a lung transplant. He’s recovering, according to a statement from the hospital, which also said he’s “improved continuously” since the surgery.