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Lauda returns to hospital after contracting flu

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Lauda returns to hospital after contracting flu
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Jan 6, 2019, 3:46 PM

Niki Lauda returned to the AKH hospital in Vienna last week after contracting a flu infection during the Christmas break.

Lauda, who turns 70 on February 22, was on a family holiday in Ibiza when he became ill.

It’s understood that the decision to take him to hospital was made purely as a precaution given his sensitivity to infection following his recent lung operation, and that there is no cause for alarm.

The Austrian, who turns 70 on February 22, underwent a lung transplant back in August, spending two months in the AKH hospital before he left in good condition.

In November he referenced his health in a video message issued to mark the fifth consecutive double world championship success for Mercedes.

“As you all know I had a rough time from my health point of view and the support I got from all you people on my way was unbelievable,” he said.

“And I was out of bed quicker because I felt to be home in a big strong family of friends.”

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Drivers Niki Lauda
Author Adam Cooper