After more than two years after a skiing accident in France on Dec. 29, 2013, information on Michael Schumacher’s actual health condition is still unavailable. The family of the German seven-time Formula One world champion is still reluctant to provide too much information in order to avoid the spread of false rumors about his recovery.
According to James Whaling of the Mirror, “The media have scarcely been spoken to about the desperate incident, which left the Formula 1 legend in a coma.”
This comes after German tabloids in July 2015 published rumors that Schumacher was already able to speak and is well on to his recovery. Additionally, in December 2015, another magazine was saying that Schumacher has already started walking.
“Unfortunately we are forced by a recent press report to clarify that the assertion that Michael could move again is not true,” said Schumacher’s long time manager, Sabine Kehm as quoted in the Mirror. She added, “Such speculation is irresponsible, because given the seriousness of his injuries, his privacy is very important for Michael. Unfortunately they also give false hopes to many involved people.”
What is last known is that Schumacher is unfortunately still not recovering.
“I have news and unfortunately it is not good,” said Luca di Montezemolo, in a press conference last Feb. 4, 2016 according to BBC. “Life is strange. He was a fantastic driver and only had one accident with Ferrari in 1999” he added.
However, Schumacher’s former boss at Ferrari refused to elaborate further on what the specific details are on the matter.
Currently, Michael Schumacher, 47, is under intensive treatment at a family home in Switzerland. Because he sustained severe injuries to his head, he still remains immobile and not able to speak, but has shown “moments of consciousness and awakening,” as reported by Express. The F1 legend is being taken care of by a team of 15 neurological experts and is still working hard to bring him back to fighting form.