Niki Lauda was back in the hospital

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Five months ago, Ex-formula 1 world champion Niki Lauda had his lung transplant. Now the Austrian is back in the hospital. He is being treated in the ICU because of a flu.

“It’s in his family an Influenza case occurred, and he is being treated in an intensive therapy Department with us,” said a spokeswoman for the Vienna clinic. The 69-year-old Lauda got himself a flu. As Laudas immune system is weakened as a result of the Operation in August, could develop the disease problematic. The three-time world champion had to cancel his Christmas holiday to Ibiza because of it.

The Austrians have a lung transplant had been audited in the last August. At the end of October, Lauda was allowed to leave the clinic and then worked at his Rehabilitation.

In March, in Melbourne?

In a late December Interview published in the daily Newspapers “Kurier” and “Austria” had looked to the former racer of the future is positive. “It goes uphill, I can walk without any support,” he had said. At the end of January, he throw away the “Rollator”. About his new Organ, he said: The lungs over a Glöckerl. But he had situated five months in bed. The main problem is the leg muscles. His goal is to, in the on 17. March 2019 in Melbourne at the start of the formula 1 season back on track.

cgn/ml (dpa, sid)