Former F1 driver Niki Lauda back in hospital after lung transplant


Former Method One champion Niki Lauda is in hospital in Vienna with the flu, 5 months after present process a lung transplant, Austrian media websites reported on Sunday. Lauda, 69, an Austrian, was flown in early January from the Spanish island of Ibiza the place he had been vacationing to a hospital within the Austrian capital, the publication Oesterreich reported on its web site.

Oesterreich reported that Lauda was within the intensive care station however must be launched from the hospital later this week, with out citing sources.

A spokesperson on the Vienna Basic Hospital couldn’t instantly be reached for remark.

Lauda, who was badly burned in 1976 in a Method One race and later turned an airline entrepreneur, underwent a lung transplant in August and was recuperating from the sophisticated surgical procedure. (Reporting by John Miller; Enhancing by Toby Chopra)

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