Michael Schumacher update: manager Sabine Kehm says recovery will take long time; supportive fans say #KeepFightingMichael


It’s been more than a year since Michael Schumacher came out of a medically-induced coma following a severe head injury while skiing on 2013. Although the family and people closely working with him have been protective in giving any information to the public, fans are still hopeful that they will hear positive news in months to come.

Since re-launching of his website, followers have been pouring out their support from all over the world by posting messages with the hashtag “#keepfightingmichael.”

Manager Sabine Kehm told Sport-Informations-Dienst in May that, “We’re happy to say he is doing better. This given his very serious head-injuries. Recovery will take very long,” Yahoo! News shares.

The last medically related update given by one of Schumacher’s doctors Jean-Francois Payen was on November when he revealed that there are some progress but he would need more time to recover, “It is like for other patients. We are in a time scale of one to three years, so you need patience,” he said.

The report also mentioned that the family is said to be spending 100,000 or about $157,000 a week for healthcare.

Based on Health24, it was reported that Schumacher’s wife Corinne has been selling some of their properties to pay for the medical costs.

She admitted to the press that she had sold their jet ski and holiday home because her husband Michael Schumacher will “never fully recover to enjoy them again.”  She might also put up in the market their chalet in Meribel, France.

Schumacher remains the wealthiest Formula One driver of all time.

The family issued a message last December thanking fans for their support, “Your wishes give us strength. Still we receive wishes for Michael to get well soon every day, and still we are stunned by the sheer amount of sympathies. We can only always thank you for facing this fight together with him and us. We remain confident and hope the best for Michael. Your strength is helping us to keep supporthing him,” posted on the website.