Published On: Wed, Aug 28th, 2019

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Michael Schumacher was skiing at the Meribel ski resort in France in December 2013 when he fell and hit his head on a rock. He suffered a severe head injury and was left in a coma for six months after being rushed to hospital. Not much has been revealed about the racing star’s condition, apart from snippets of information from close friends and family. So what do we know about the seven-time World Champion’ condition now? takes a look at everything we known about Schumacher so far.

This week marks a momentous occasion for Michael, as Thursday, August 29 is the 15th anniversary of him winning a record seventh world championship title.

He did this by finishing second in the Belgian Grand Prix at Spa-Francorchamps.

During his career Michael raced for four teams; Jordan, Benetton, Ferrari, Mercedes and won seven championships.

He is also known for humanitarian efforts, donating tens of millions of pounds to charity.

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Is Michael Schumacher still in coma?

Michael was put in a medically induced coma after his accident, following two rounds of surgery.

On April 4, 2014, Michael’s agent reported he was showing “moments of consciousness” as he was gradually withdrawn from the medically induced coma.

This added to reports by relatives of “small encouraging signs” over the month before.

The racing star regained consciousness on June 16, 2014, and was taken for rehabilitation at the University Hospital (CHUV) in Lausanne, Switzerland.

In September 2014, he left hospital and was taken home, where he continues to have rehabilitation treatment.

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In November 2014, The Telegraph reported Michael was “paralysed and in a wheelchair”; he “cannot speak and has memory problems”.

Last month, one of the racing superstar’s closest friends Jean Todt gave a rare update on Michael’s health, telling of how his family care for him.

He said: “I can only say that his family is taking good care of him and he continues to fight.

“His family is fighting just as much and of course our friendship can not be the same as it once was.

“Just because there’s no longer the same communication as before.”

Michael’s family issued an update on his health in January, one of the only moments they have given information on how Michael is doing.

In the statement, his family said: “You can be sure that he is in the very best of hands and that we are doing everything humanly possible to help him.

“Please understand we are following Michael’s wishes and keeping such a sensitive subject as [his] health… in privacy.

“At the same time, we say thank you very much for your friendship and wish you a healthy and happy 2019.”

Michael is 50-years-old, and according to Jean Todt, can watch Formula One races on tv at his home in Switzerland.

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