Michael Schumacher Health Condition News Updates are Scarce for a Reason, Sabine Kehm Reveals
Michael Schumacher has been on a slow road to recovery since suffering head injuries during a skiing incident. There were recent rumors that the health condition of the seven-time Formula One world champion was getting better.
However, Schumacher's official spokesperson and manager Sabine Kehm squashed the rumors that the 47-year-old racer is able to walk on his own. Nevertheless, Kehm is very hopeful that Schumacher will be back again one day.
A Secret Dream
In a recent media event at Lake Starnberg in Germany, Kehm revealed that Schumacher had plans to disappear from the public eye since his retirement last 2012. The German driver and his family have been very private about their life that's why only Kehm is the legitimate source of information regarding his health.
"Once in a long discussion Michael said to me: 'You don't need to call me for the next year, I'm disappearing.' I think it was his secret dream to be able to do that some day. That's why now I still want to protect his wishes in that I don't let anything get out," the manager said.
The "dream" seems to be prophetic since Schumacker's accident caused him to disappear in the eyes of the public. Details about his recovery have been scarce and Kehm is very tight-lipped about any new information.
Schumacher is currently undergoing rehabilitation at his home in Lake Geneva, Switzerland. He is in the care of his wife, Corinna, and a full-time team of medical staff. The family has reportedly spent £100,000 per week for his care and more than £10,000,000 since the accident.
Recalling the Accident
The date was December 29, 2013. Schumacher and his family are spending the holidays in the French Alps when the freak accident happened. Michael was skiing with his friends and then 14-year-old-son Mick when he hit his head on a slope.
His manager was also on vacation at the time when reporters began calling her about her client's condition. "I couldn't confirm it. I was on holiday like a lot of people at the time. After five minutes a journalist was having a go at me asking why I wouldn't confirm the accident," Kehm recalled.
She added that besides getting a lot of calls from the media, she prioritized making contact with the hospital and made sure that the security is tight. At the hospital, Kehm said that she noticed friends and family of patients were offering information for money.
"Doctors were spoken to by visitors and asked whether they might be able to take a photo on their phone and whether there were opportunities," she added.
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