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Former F1 champion Schumacher out of coma, leaves hospital

Text by FRANCE 24

Latest update : 2014-06-16

Former F1 champion Michael Schumacher is no longer in a coma and has left the hospital in Grenoble where he was being treated following a December skiing accident in France, his spokeswoman said Monday.

Schumacher has left the hospital “to continue his long phase of rehabilitation” elsewhere, manager and spokewoman Sabine Kehm said in a statement.

She told Reuters that the seven-time F1 champion would continue his recovery at University Hospital in Lausanne, Switzerland.

“For the future we ask for understanding that his further rehabilitation will take place away from the public eye,” she said.

Doctors put Schumacher, 45, in a medically-induced coma after a December 29 accident in which he hit his head on a rock at the French resort of Meribel while skiing with his son and a group of friends.

Schumacher's family said on January 30 that the drugs used to keep him in the coma were being gradually reduced to bring him back to consciousness.

Schumacher is the most successful Formula One driver of all time, with a record 91 victories among his achievements. He won his titles with Benetton and Ferrari.

He left the sport last year after a three-year comeback with Mercedes following an earlier retirement from Ferrari at the end of 2006.

A native of Germany, he lives in Switzerland with his wife and two children.

(FRANCE 24 with AP, REUTERS and AFP)

 

Date created : 2014-06-16

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