Grenoble: Michael Schumacher’s family continue to “strongly believe” that the Formula One legend will recover from a life-threatening skiing accident, they said in a statement released yesterday.
Schumacher has been in a coma since the accident on December 29 and the family statement said he was “still in a waking up process” which could take a long time.
F1 legend Michael Schumacher. PIC/Getty Images
The statement came a day after Germany’s Bild, reported that Schumacher had contracted a lung infection, and days after rumours that he had died swept social media.
The statement said: “Michael’s family would like to again express their sincere thanks for the continuous sympathy coming from all over the world. The good wishes they receive help the family and, we are convinced they also help Michael, who still is in a waking up process.
“As often in such situation, no day is like the next. The family is thankful for one’s understanding that they would not wish to disclose medical details in order to protect Michael’s privacy. As assured from the beginning we will continue to communicate any decisive new information on Michael’s health state. We are aware that the wake up phase can take a long time.
“The family continues to strongly believe in Michael’s recovery... The important thing is not the speed of the recovery but that Michael’s healing process progresses in a continuous and controlled way.”