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Michael Schumacher latest Health Condition Update, News: Wife and Son Mick Maintain Distance With Media

( [email protected] ) Jul 04, 2015 10:26 AM EDT
Though Michael Shumacher’s website has been re-launched, there are still no details regarding his current health. News concerning Schumacher's actual health situation continues to be closely guarded.
German Formula 1 driver Michael Schumacher poses with his wife Corinna Schumacher at the winter resort of Madonna di Campiglio in Northern Italy in 2005. AFP/Getty Images

Though Michael Shumacher's website has been re-launched, there are still no details regarding his current health. More recently, F1 chief executive and friend Bernie Ecclestone announced that he has not been visiting Schumacher.

"I don't want to see Michael like that," Ecclestone said, as quoted by the Telegraph. "I remember Michael as he was. That is how I want to see Michael. If he comes back, that is how I want Michael to be."

In 2014, Schumacher emerged from a medically-induced coma. The year before that, he had sustained life-threatening head injuries after a ski accident in the French Alps. Presently, the F1 racing legend is undergoing treatment while resting at his home in Switzerland.

News concerning Schumacher's actual health situation continues to be closely guarded by his manager Sabine Kehm. His wife Corinna has mostly stayed away from the media, but still maintains the occasional public appearance.

Privacy has also been maintained by a heavy security presence around Schumacher's spacious property. At this stage, he is recovering at a custom-built clinic that was built on the grounds of his home overlooking Lake Geneva. Schumacher has been receiving around-the-clock care from a medical staff whose members have been required to sign confidentiality agreements.

There is speculation that Schumacher lacks the power of speech but can still recognize family, according to a statement by retired French F1 driver Philippe Streiff. He allegedly received his information from Schumacher's wife and surgeon. Kehm has since then denied the validity of Streiff's claims.

In summer 2014, Schumacher's medical records were stolen and put on sale by unknown perpetrators. Investigators arrested a man who worked for the helicopter ambulance company that arranged Schumacher's transfer from France to Switzerland. The suspect was later found hanging in his cell prior to the scheduled court hearing. Circumstances regarding his death remain a mystery to this day.

His son Mick is following in the family legacy by racing in the German Formula Four, which is regarded in racing circles as a stepping stone toward F1. Like his mother, the younger Schumacher has maintained a distance with the media. In June, Mick broke his hand after crashing during a race in Austria. Though his injury was not life-threatening, the young racer expressed disappointment with the mishap.

Michael Schumacher is best remembered for winning seven world titles. Five or his seven world titles were won with Ferrari between 2000 and 2004. The other two were won with Benetton in 1994 and 1995.