News

Race car driver Michael Schumacher wakes from coma

Race car driver Michael Schumacher wakes from coma

MICHAEL SCHUMACHER:Schumacher's management team has now confirmed he is out of a coma and has left hospital to continue his rehabilitation. Photo: Reuters

Formula One legend Michael Schumacher has woken from a coma and left hospital following his devastating skiing accident in France in December.

The 45-year-old German was left in a critical condition at a hospital in Grenoble after hitting his head on a rock while skiing in the French Alps last year.

Schumacher’s management team has now confirmed he is out of a coma and has left hospital to continue his rehabilitation.

The statement reads, “Michael has left the CHU Grenoble (hospital) to continue his long phase of rehabilitation. 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 family also wishes to thank all the people who have sent Michael all the many good wishes (sic)… 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.”

Latest Stories

in Entertainment

‘Girls’ star Allison Williams to play Peter Pan on live TV

alisonwilliams

The star of the HBO comedy will play Peter Pan opposite Christopher Walken as Captain Hook in the TV musical special "Peter Pan Live! on NBC."

in National

Hyundai recalls 883K Sonatas

hyundai

Hyundai is recalling its popular Sonata midsize sedan to fix problems with the gear shift levers.

in Sports

Nadal withdraws from Toronto, Cincinnati events

nadal

Rafa Nadal will miss two U.S. Open tune-up events due to a wrist injury, putting his status in doubt for a title defense at the year's final grand slam.