Michael Schumacher ‘s family have issued an emotional statement to his fans as the F1 legend continues his recovery after a horrific skiing accident. His wife and children have thanked fans for their “empathy” after the seven-time Formula One champion suffered catastrophic brain injuries following his December 2013 crash in the French Alps.
The German driver was placed in a medically induced coma for six months, before being moved into a rehabilitation ward when he regained consciousness in June 2014. Doctors said he would most likely have died had he not been wearing a helmet. His family have rarely spoken out about his condition since the accident.
However, his family spoke out as the F1 drivers prepare to start a new season in Australia this weekend, following a three month break. His family, consisting of his wife Corrina, 47, son Mick, 19, and daughter Gina-Maria, 21, also thanked fans for “understanding his situation is not to be shared in the public eye”.