Austrian F1 legend Niki Lauda back in hospital after lung transplant

first_imgAustrian F1 legend Niki Lauda back in hospital after lung transplantNiki Lauda underwent a lung transplant in August last year and was recuperating from the complicated surgery.advertisement Next Reuters ZurichJanuary 6, 2019UPDATED: January 6, 2019 23:08 IST Niki Lauda is in hospital in Vienna with the flu (Reuters Photo)HIGHLIGHTSNiki Lauda underwent a lung transplant in August last yearLauda was recuperating from the complicated surgeryLauda is expected to be released from the hospital later this weekFormer Formula One champion Niki Lauda is in hospital in Vienna with the flu, five months after undergoing a lung transplant, Austrian media sites reported on Sunday.Lauda, 69, an Austrian, was flown in early January from the Spanish island of Ibiza where he had been vacationing to a hospital in the Austrian capital, the publication Oesterreich reported on its website.Oesterreich reported that Lauda was in the intensive care station but should be released from the hospital later this week, without citing sources.A spokesperson at the Vienna General Hospital could not immediately be reached for comment.Lauda, who was badly burned in 1976 in a Formula One race and later became an airline entrepreneur, underwent a lung transplant in August and was recuperating from the complicated surgery.Also Watch:For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byJepher Nickels Tags :Follow Niki Laudalast_img

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