Schumacher’s condition remains “critical but stable”
Michael Schumacher remains in a “critical but stable” condition in the Grenoble University Hospital following a skiing accident last Sunday. Another update on his condition is not expected before Monday, the seven-time F1 world champion’s manager confirmed.
Sabine Kehm rubbished stories suggesting that Schumacher’s life is now out of danger, following comments to reporters from ex-F1 driver Philippe Streiff.
Kehm said in a statement on Saturday morning: “Michael’s condition remains critical but stable. We would like to clearly stress that any information regarding Michael’s health not coming from the doctors treating him or from his management must be treated as invalid and pure speculation.
“The family cares only for Michael’s health.”
She also commented on reports that a camera on the helmet worn by Schumacher when he fell while skiing off-piste in the French Alps is being investigated by authorities. “Michael’s helmet camera was voluntarily given to the investigating authorities by the family,” she confirmed.
“That this should have been done against the wishes of the family is untrue. We ask you to respect the continued privacy of the family.”
She added that another update is not expected before Monday: “In consultation with the doctor’s treating Michael, it is not expected that there will be any press conference before Monday.”
Schumacher spent a sixth night in a medically-induced coma following his 45th birthday on Friday, where hundreds of Ferrari fans travelled to the Grenoble hospital for a silent vigil in support of the ex-F1 driver.
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