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Michael Schumacher health update: F1 legend’s family allow rare footage to be released

The sporting superstar has not been seen in public since a horrific skiing accident in the French Alps in December 2013, which left the seven-times F1 world champion with severe brain injuries. Schumacher’s current medical condition is unknown, with family members and those close to him choosing to maintain privacy over those details. Millions of his fans will now be provided with new footage of their hero as part of an upcoming documentary.

Private recordings are set to appear in ‘Schumacher’, which was created by German filmmakers Michael Wech and Hanns-Bruno Kammertons.

The documentary will also feature Schumacher’s wife Corinna, his father Rolf, daughter Gina-Maria and son Mick – who has broken onto the F1 scene with the Haas team.

Schumacher’s manager Sabine Kehm, who now acts as a spokesperson for the family, said: “The film portrays Michael’s impressive career, but also many of the facets of the complex man.

“The merciless and daring Formula 1 driver, the ambitious athlete, the accomplished mechanic with a unique technical flair, the reliable team player and loving family man.”

Benjamin Seikel, a co-producer on the documentary, paid tribute to Schumacher’s family for allowing them to make this new documentary.

He said: “We are thrilled to have had the trusting co-operation of Michael Schumacher’s family and management.

“Without their support, this film would not have been possible.”

Schumacher suffered his horrific injury more than seven years ago after hitting his head on rocks while skiing off-piste in Meribel.

The F1 supremo Jean Todt gave a hint into life now for the racing legend when the Ferrari chief said in 2019: “I saw the race together with Michael Schumacher at his home in Switzerland.

“Michael is in the best hands and is well looked after in his house.

“He does not give up and keeps fighting.”

He was wearing a helmet at the time of the accident and was airlifted to a hospital in Grenoble.

The German underwent two surgeries and was placed in a medically induced coma for six months.

Schumacher came out of his coma in 2014 after 250 days was moved to a hospital in Lausanne, Switzerland before eventually allowed to return to his Lake Geneva home, where he has reportedly been receiving round-the-clock care.

At that time, his manager Ms Kehm said: “Michael has left the CHU Grenoble to continue his long phase of rehabilitation. He is not in a coma anymore.

Source: Express.co.uk

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