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Latest Health Update of Michael Schumacher: Still Recovering At Family Home

( [email protected] ) Sep 30, 2015 11:56 AM EDT
Updates concerning Michael Schumacher’s health have not surfaced in recent months. These developments, or lack thereof, may be a disappointment to fans who are still eagerly awaiting more news concerning the German racecar champion.
Michael Schumacher waved to the crowd in celebration after taking the pole position at the end of the qualifying session for the Bahrain Formula One Grand Prix at Sakhir racetrack in Manama (March 2006). Reuters

Updates concerning Michael Schumacher's health have not surfaced in recent months. These developments, or lack thereof, may be a disappointment to fans who are still eagerly awaiting more news concerning the German racecar champion.

According to the Telegraph UK, the last significant update occurred when F1 chief executive and Schumacher's friend, Bernie Ecclestone said that he had not visited the retired driver.

"I don't want to see Michael like that," Ecclestone explained. "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."

Schumacher Still Recovering at Family Home

In late 2013, Schumacher sustained a grievous head injury after a skiing accident in the French Alps. He was immediately placed into coma to save his life, and stayed for nearly half a year in Grenoble, France.

Schumacher was moved to a rehabilitation clinic in Lausanne, Switzerland during the summer last year. However, his stay lasted for three months. Afterwards, he was moved back to his stately home overlooking the shore of Lake Geneva where he resides today.

The former Ferrari driver is being looked after by a team of doctors and nurses - all of whom have signed confidentiality agreements. His wife Corinna, and children Mick and Gina-Maria have maintained a veil of secrecy.

Attempts to Gain Details on Schumacher's Health Foiled

Security has been especially tight following a bizarre incident while Schumacher was still in a coma. Apparently, a journalist disguised as a priest tried sneaking into the Grenoble hospital room where Schumacher was staying.

In summer 2014, Schumacher's medical records were stolen and put on sale. Investigators arrested a suspect, who was later found hanging in his cell prior to the scheduled court hearing. It is unclear whether more people were involved.

Corinna has also gone on the offensive to protect her husband from media scrutiny. Earlier, she sought legal action against three German tabloids for allegedly misrepresenting the facts behind Michael's condition.

As of now, Schumacher's manager Sabine Kehm has kept a tight lid concerning the actual state of the F1 champion's health. For the time being, any news regarding Schumacher exists in the realm of speculation and gossip.