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Michael Schumacher accident: What is the latest health update of the seven-time F1 champion?

Michael Schumacher health and accident
SAO PAULO, BRAZIL - OCTOBER 19: Michael Schumacher of Germany and Ferrari talks to the media during a Shell Press Conference at the Transamerica Hotel during the previews to the Brazilian Formula One Grand Prix at Interlagos Circuit on October 19, 2006 in Sao Paulo, Brazil. (Photo by Paul Gilham/Getty Images)

Michael Schumacher was injured in a skiing accident in 2013

The world of F1 was in shock when news came out of Michael Schumacher injuring himself in a skiing accident in December 2013.

The seven-time F1 champion hit his head while skiing in the French Alps and was accompanied by his 14-year-old son, Mick.

Michael Schumacher accident
SAO PAULO, BRAZIL – NOVEMBER 25: Michael Schumacher of Germany and Mercedes GP reacts in parc ferme after finishing his last F1 race following the Brazilian Formula One Grand Prix at the Autodromo Jose Carlos Pace on November 25, 2012 in Sao Paulo, Brazil. (Photo by Clive Mason/Getty Images)

Schumacher was wearing a helmet, which saved his life. The German underwent a couple of surgeries at Grenoble Hospital afterwards.

However, the F1 legend was put in a medically induced coma due to a brain injury.

The Ferrari star continued to make progress and remained in the hospital for several months.

Progress and recovery

On 4 April 2014, Schumacher was showing marks of improvement and was taken out of his medically induced coma.

Schumacher left the hospital for additional rehab at University Hospital (CHUV) in Lausanne later.

The German’s progress continued and soon after, he left the University Hospital and was back at his home in September 2014.

Lewis Hamilton and Michael Schumacher
MONTE CARLO, MONACO – MAY 23: Lewis Hamilton (R) of Great Britain and McLaren listens as Michael Schumacher (L) of Germany and Mercedes GP talks at the drivers press conference during previews to the Monaco Formula One Grand Prix at the Monte Carlo Circuit on May 23, 2012 in Monte Carlo, Monaco. (Photo by Clive Mason/Getty Images)

Updates have been few and far between regarding the health of Schumacher. However, Felix Damm, the lawyer for Schumacher told a court that his client could not walk, while responding to a paper’s claim that the German could walk a couple of steps.

In 2019, Schumacher was admitted to Hôpital Européen Georges-Pompidou in Paris. He was under the care of cardiovascular surgeon Philippe Menasché, and after undergoing treatment, the German was conscious.

Response from family and friends

Corinna, Michael’s wife, is the one who decides who gets to meet the F1 legend or not. Luca Badoer, a former Ferrari driver confirmed the same in an interview.

There was a major update from former Ferrari head and a close friend of Schumacher, Jean Todt too.

Michael Schumacher wife Corrina
Michael Schumacher of Germany and Ferrari celebrates with his wife Corrina after competing in his 200th Grand Prix (Photo by Getty Images)

Todt was speaking to Radio Monte-Carlo in 2019 and provided some details about the German:

“I’m always careful with such statements, but it’s true.

“I saw the race together with Michael Schumacher at his home in Switzerland.”

Todt also went on to say that Shumi’s family is taking care of the legend. Bernie Ecclestone added that the German would be able to recover and answer questions on his own.

The family hasn’t provided too many details in the open and hopefully, the German makes a complete recovery soon.

Michael Schumacher son Mick
Mick Schumacher of Germany and Prema Racing celebrates (Photo by Charles Coates/Getty Images)

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Mick, Michael’s son, has been making his move to the F1 circuit and even tested cars in 2019.

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