For the past three months, Formula One champ Michael Schumacher has been in a medically induced coma, but he has been showing “moments of consciousness and awakening.”
As reported by CNN, his agent, Sabine Kehm, says, “Michael is making progress on his way … We are on his side during his long and difficult fight, together with the team of the hospital in Grenoble, and we keep remaining confident.”
However, former Formula 1 chief doctor Dr. Gary Hartstein has been quoted as saying Schumacher’s prognosis was grave. “As time goes on, it becomes less and less likely that Michael will emerge to any significant extent.”
Schumacher has been retired since 2012, but his skiing accident late December last year was an ironic twist to a career that led to seven F1 world championships.
“We would like to thank you all for the continuous sympathies,” Kehm said. “At the same time, we again ask for understanding that we do not intend to disclose details. This is necessary to protect the privacy of Michael and his family, and to enable the medical team to work in full calmness.”