F1 legend Michael Schumacher wakes from Coma
Fans and supporters of Formula One legend Michael Schumacher are rejoicing after his spokeswoman Sabine Kehm confirmed in a statement on Monday that he is awake and has left the CHU Grenoble (hospital) in France.
Kehm said ‘He is not in a coma anymore. His 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 spokeswoman did not give details about the condition of Schumacher or where he was brought to after being discharged from the hospital, adding ‘For the future we ask for understanding that his further rehabilitation will take place away from the public eye.’
However, a spokesman for the University Hospital of Lausanne (CHUV) in Switzerland confirmed that Schumacher had been admitted there on Monday morning.
Last year, Schumacher had a skiing accident in the French Alps where he fell and hit his head on a rock. Before operating on the blood clots in his head, doctors at the Grenoble hospital placed the F1 driver in a medically-induced coma.
The family and fans had remained vigilant of the F1 racer’s condition ever since. This Monday’s news is expected to finally bring them all at ease although experts believe that Schumacher still has a long way to go in terms of full recovery.