As little is know about the current condition of Formula 1 legend Michael Schumacher following an accident that left him with a critical head injury, new reports are emerging saying the seven-time world champion actually wanted to “fade” from public eye.
Speaking to journalists and media professionals in Munich, Germany, Schumacher’s manager Sabine Kehm revealed how much the Formula 1 legend wanted to withdraw from public attention. “I think it was his secret dream to be able to do that some day. That’s why now I still want to protect his wishes in that I don’t let anything get out,” Kehm explained.
Moreover, Kehm revealed that when she was engaged in a long discussion with Schumacher at one time, he had said, “You don’t need to call me for next year, I’m disappearing.”
Michael Schumacher has always been known to be a private person, even when he went on to become one of the most celebrated drivers and athletes in sports history. Nonetheless, he kept close ties with a number of people in Formula 1, especially former Ferrari boss Jean Todt who is now the president of the FIA.
Kehm’s statement comes as both fans of Schumacher and the media are clamoring for more detailed updates regarding the Formula 1 legend’s progress. Not much has been said since his accident in December 29, 2013 while he was skiing with his son Mick in Merbel, France. At the time of the accident, Schumacher was said to be wearing a helmet.
Nonetheless, Schumacher ended up suffering a traumatic brain injury. He was airlifted to the Grenoble Hospital where, according to the Daily Mail, doctors had to perform two life-saving operations on him. Schumacher also had to be placed in a medically induced coma.
During the opening of a Michael Schumacher exhibit in Germany earlier this year, Kehm also said they hope that Schumacher will one day “be back with us.”