Formula One legend Schumacher hospitalized after skiing accident

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( - Formula One legend Michael Schumacher is hospitalized in critical condition with a head injury after a skiing accident on Sunday.

According to the official Formula One website, Schumacher was wearing a helmet when he fell and injured his head in the French Alps.

"Michael suffered a head injury in a private ski trip in the French Alps," a statement from Schumacher's spokeswoman Sabine Kehm said on the Formula One site. "He was taken to hospital and is receiving professional medical care."

The 44-year-old Schumacher, who retired from Formula One racing at the conclusion of the 2012 season, was taken by helicopter to a hospital in Moutiers and then moved to Grenoble.

A statement issued by the University Hospital in Grenoble says Schumacher suffered "a severe head injury with coma on arrival, which required neurosurgical intervention immediately," this according to the F1 website.

An update on the condition of the seven-time Formula One champion will come Monday, according to F1.