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Michael Schumacher Latest News Update: Respect Family Privacy As He Recovers

( [email protected] ) Sep 15, 2015 05:24 PM EDT
Michael Schumacher really stunned the world when he was a huge seven-time F1 racer winner, but shortly after his retirement, a skiing accident in late 2013 brought him down. Michael Schumacher has the loyal support of friends, family, fellow racers, as well as a loyal fanbase on his website, and here is the latest Michael Schumacher Health Condition Update.  It is pretty clear the family wants their privacy, and updates on his condition are seldom seen.
Michael Schumacher and his wife Corinna

Michael Schumacher really stunned the world when he was a huge seven-time F1 racer winner, but shortly after his retirement, a skiing accident in late 2013 brought him down. Michael Schumacher has the loyal support of friends, family, fellow racers, as well as a loyal fanbase on his website, and here is the latest Michael Schumacher Health Condition Update.  It is pretty clear the family wants their privacy, and updates on his condition are seldom seen.

The Telegraph has reported that it has been 12 months since Michael Schumacher's manager Sabine Kehm announced that he was out of his coma, but there has been very little signs of progress.  We do know that Schumacher was moved to a rehabilitation clinic in Lausanne, Switzerland, which is closer to the family home in Lake Geneva.  He then spent three months there before leaving the hospital to be at home with his wife, Corinna, as well as children Mick and Gina-Maria. 

The family keeps pretty silent as far as the condition of Schumacher is concerned.  In fact, a separate article from The Telegraph a while ago states that Corinna launched legal actions against three tabloids over speculation about his health that included such claims as Michael speaking his first words since the accident. A regional court in Munich has banned the reports about the former seven-time F1 champion, and the court's chamber dealing with press law considered the contested forms of coverage as being inadmissible in essential respects and banned them. As the court ruled against the magazines, and found that the coverage had "removed his [Michael's] privacy and was the subject of speculative hope and voyeuristic observation".

Philipp Streiff, former F1 driver said last year that Schumacher was "starting to recognize those close to him", but Kehm rebuffed his comments as "factually wrong" saying that "it's [Schumacher's condition] going to be a long time and hard fight". 

The story of a journalist who attempted to gain access to Schumacher's hospital room by dressing as a priest has since become an infamous cautionary tale of how the media shouldn't cover the story of Michael Schumacher's condition too well.  Much of what is spoken from Kehm has emphasized that Schumacher's recovers is going to be a long and slow process. 

Last November, the official Michael Schumacher website was relaunched in order to mark the 20th anniversary of the driver's first world championship. The site provides visitors a place to send messages to his wife and kids called "How to Wish Michael Well". Most of the official Michael Schumacher site is devoted to stories of him as a racing legend, but visitors can leave a personalized message by adding a hashtag of #keepfightingmichael to their tweets, which might take a while before it appears on the official site. According to a recent report from BSN Hire, fans are posting a lot of interesting wishes with "#PrayForMiracle," "#PrayForSchumi" and "#GetWellSoonMichael."