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Michael Schumacher: Formula One Driver Out Of Coma After Six Months

Mon, June 16, 2014 11:11am EDT by HL Intern 5 Comments
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Good news! Formula One driver Michael Schumacher has come out of a coma, six months after suffering a horrible ski accident. His manager released a statement on June 16, saying that the 45-year-old is heading to recovery!

Michael Schumacher was hospitalized in France in December 2013 after a horrific ski accident. In April, he began regaining consciousness and on June 16, was transferred “to continue his long phase of rehabilitation!”

Michael Schumacher Out Of Coma

The Formula One icon was hospitalized in France in December 2013 after a skiing accident at Meribel, a resort in the French Alps.

On June 16, his manager, Sabine Kehm, released a statement to give an update of Michael’s condition as well as thank the doctors who treated him after the accident.

Michael’s family “would like to explicitly thank all his treating doctors, nurses and therapists in Grenoble as well as the first aiders at the place of the accident, who did an excellent job in those first months. The family also wishes to thank all the people who have sent Michael all the many good wishes. We are sure it helped him. For the future we ask for understanding that his further rehabilitation will take place away from the public eye,” Sabine’s statement said.

The statement was the first real update since April 2014 when Sabine said that Michael started to show signs of consciousness. Michael was transferred to the Lausanne University Hospital in Switzerland where he will begin his road to recovery.

Michael Schumacher: Most Notable Driver In History

This is not Michael’s first time facing a serious injury. In 1999, he broke his leg in a crash at the Silverstone race track. Then, Michael suffered serious spine and neck injuries after a motorcycle accident in 2009.

Michael’s ruthless driving has made him well-known throughout the world of racing. He won a record 91 races and seven world titles before he retired in 2012. wishes Michael luck while he recovers.

— Stephanie Bray 

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