One of the greatest Formula One racers, Michael Schumacher, got in a skiing accident that led to brain injuries in December 2013. Since then, there had been rare updates on his health. And while it seems this will continue, his manager made a rare update and gave hope to fans.
Michael Schumacher’s health update is something that the legendary icon’s fans are always seeking. But his family has been very private since the icon met with a tragic skiing accident in 2013. Michael Schumacher’s manager made a rare statement about the health thus giving his faithful fans some much-needed hope.
What happened in 2013?
Little is known about Michael Schumacher’s health. The F1 legend who recently turned 50, suffered a fatal brain injury in 2013. This was the result of a skiing accident in the French Alps. Schumacher was skiing with his son, Mick. In the accident, he hit his head fell so violently that his helmet split open.
Subsequently, he was put under a medically induced coma.
Since September 2015, he is being cared for at his home on the shores of Lake Geneva.
More recently, Michael Schumacher’s manager, Sabine Kehm, gave an update about his health. She said at a charity football match media event in Frankfurt, “Michael should not disappear. If Michael could, he would certainly sit here and have a great time today. We would have a very funny match during the evening.”
A German newspaper, Der Western, said Kehm’s words offered hopes to Michael Schumacher fans. Not only this but they also indicate a sign of life from the great racing icon.
The media outlet said: “For the faithful Schumi followers, these words seem like a small sign of hope. The fans would like to see Michael Schumacher not only on the football field again. Especially on the racetrack, they miss their great hero.”
Michael Schumacher’s manager, Sabine Kehm has made it crystal clear that the former racer’s current health will remain a secret
In Sabine Kehm’s own words, “Michael’s health is not a public issue, so we will not comment on it, if only because we need to protect Michael’s privacy as much as possible.”
“We realise that this is difficult for some people to understand, but we do so in perfect accordance with Michael’s attitude and can only thank you for being understanding.”
In the dearth of any health updates from his family, the latest one comes from Michael Schumacher’s former Ferrari boss Jean Todt. He said, “I can only say that his family is taking good care of him and he continues to fight. His family is fighting just as much and of course, our friendship cannot be the same as it once was. Just because there’s no longer the same communication as before.”
Not only this, but Todt also revealed that Schumacher was making “good progress” and even watched an F1 race together! “I’m always careful with such statements, but it’s true. I saw the race together with Michael Schumacher at his home in Switzerland.”