He has not been seen in public since sustaining serious head injuries in a skiing accident in 2013.
Schumacher was taken to the Pompidou hospital in southwest Paris on Monday afternoon, Le Parisien said, without citing its sources. 'I can assure you he's conscious, ' said a female member of staff in the cardiology unit. The report further suggests that Schumacher was welcomed at the hospital by Professor Philippe Menasche, a French cardiac surgeon, and is best known for performing the world's first embryonic cell transplant on a patient with heart failure in 2014.
While the details of Schumacher's treatment aren't clear, the use of stem cells in the F1 legend's treatment plan isn't out of the question given his doctor's specialization.
Schumacher sustained a severe brain injury in late December 2013, when he was mountain skiing in the resort of Meribel in the French Alps.
His family have kept his condition as private as possible, but Italian newspaper La Repubblica quoted biology professor Angelo Vescovi, who claimed that he was "contacted by a person who knew Schumacher's family".
Le Parisien cited an unnamed nurse at the hospital who provided the update on the German.
In 2018, Schumacher was thought to be traveling to Texas where his family is said to own an 18-hectare ranch.
Schumacher, 50, was admitted to the Georges Pompidou Hospital for inflammation-reducing treatment.
Nick Fry, who managed the German while he was at Mercedes has talked about Schumacher and his accident in his new book Survive.
Stem cell treatment is often sought out by the families of individuals who have undergone a traumatic brain injury as a way to restore neuroplasticity and help to promote the fix of otherwise permanent damage.