Michael Schumacher returns from hospital, out of coma
Michael Schumacher, the seven-time F1 champion, who had met a fatal accident while skiing in December is no more in coma and reportedly discharged from Grenoble hospital
His Manager Sabine Kehm says in a statement that Schumacher has left the hospital in Grenoble “to continue his long phase of rehabilitation.” The statement did not say where was taken or give any details of his condition.
He was transferred from a French hospital to a facility in Switzerland today.
Kehm adds further that “For the future we ask for understanding that his further rehabilitation will take place away from the public eye.”
The retired German racer’s condition had remained stable but critical after he slammed his head on a rock while skiing off-piste in France on December 27 last year.
Grenoble hospital had said in earlier statement that his condition was stable as he was under permanent care and treatment. Schumacher was in an induced coma since being hospitalized and had undergone two operations in Grenoble.
Schumacher, who turned 45 this year, is the most successful Formula One driver of all time with 91 race victories.
He left the sport last year after a disappointing three-year comeback with Mercedes following an earlier retirement from Ferrari at the end of 2006.