Michael Schumacher Health: Ferrari Boss Ends Negative Speculation On F1 Legend’s Condition
There are rumors going around that Michael Schumacher has a deteriorating health. His family is reportedly spending £115,000 a week on his medical treatment and private rehabilitation at home. They recently put up his Mercedes E55 AMG hot rod for sale for £100,000.Advertisement
The racing legend suffered a major head injury back in December 2013. He was skiing with his then 14-year-old son Mick in the French Alps when the accident happened. Despite wearing complete protective gear and helmet, Schumacher hit his head hard on a rock after swerving on an unsecured slope.
He was immediately airlifted to Grenoble Hospital, where he was placed in a medical-induced coma for six months. In September 2014, Schumacher began home treatment. A report came out three months later claiming that the seven-time Formula One world champion was in stable condition, but was paralyzed and suffering from memory problems.
Schumacher’s family had since been very private about his health. His exact condition was never revealed. However, his manager Sabine Kehm recently hinted to reporters that Schumacher’s heath was deteriorating.
“We all know that I can’t comment. We just have to accept that the family wants to continue to protect their privacy,” Kehm told Express. “Of course, Michael will not disappear but at the moment the private situation is so difficult that unfortunately no insight can be given. There must be understanding for this.”
Michael Schumacher Will Recover
On the other hand, Former Ferrari chairman and Schumacher’s close friend Luca Cordero di Montezelmo had a lighter take on the situation. He said the German racer is actually responding well to treatment, via The Telegraph.
“I’m very pleased to know that he is reacting,” he mused. “I know how strong he is. I’m sure that thanks to his determination, which will be crucial, he will come out from this very, very difficult situation.”
Meanwhile, the Schumacher kids are now following in their father’s footsteps. They have made names for themselves in their respective sports. Mick, 17, is moving up the ranks in the motorsport circuit while Gina, 19, recently won an equestrian medal at this month’s European Championship.