Michael Schumacher being brought out of coma

Michael Schumacher's family has confirmed that sedation of the former Formula One champion has been reduced to allow the 'start of the waking up process'. Schumacher suffered a serious head injury following a skiing accident in December.

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Schumacher's helmet camera handed to authorities

A camera that Michael Schumacher was wearing on his helmet when he was injured in a skiing accident has been handed to authorities, the Formula One champion's manager said.

Michael Schumacher remains in an artificially induced coma following a skiing accident. Credit: David Davies/PA Wire/Press Association Images

The racing driver, who suffered a severe head injury while skiing off-piste in the resort of Meribel in France last Sunday, remains in an artificially induced coma.

He is in a critical but stable condition and it is believed his life was saved by his skiing helmet, which split on impact.

Schumacher turned 45 yesterday, with his family saying they were "overwhelmed" by the support of fans who gathered at the Grenoble hospital to mark the occasion.

Sabine Kehm said in a statement that investigators had been given the camera by relatives, dismissing speculation this was against their wishes.

Schumacher helmet camera footage 'investigated'

Michael Schumacher had a small camera on his helmet before his accident. Credit: David Davies/PA

Investigators are examining footage from a small camera which was attached to Michael Schumacher's helmet France's BFM TV channel reported, after his family handed the camera over.

Investigators also interviewed his son, who said he was with Schumacher at the time of the accident.

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Schumacher fans project their support onto hospital

Fans have projected a message of support to Michael Schumacher after holding a vigil for the former Formula 1 world champion on his 45th birthday.

Schumacher remains in a critical condition after being admitted into a coma following his head injury while skiing at the French resort of Meribel.

The message was projected onto the side of the hospital in Grenoble, near the French Alps where Schumacher's ski accident occurred. Credit: David Ebener/DPA/Press Association Images

Schumacher's family 'moved to tears' by fans' vigil

Michael Schumacher's family say they have been "moved to tears" by the birthday vigil held by his fans outside the hospital in Grenoble where he remains in an artificial coma, BBC sports correspondent Richard Conway has reported.

Fans hold silent vigil for Schumacher on 45th birthday

Ferrari fans attend a silent vigil for Schumacher outside the hospital on his birthday Credit: REUTERS/Charles Platiau

Ferrari fans from France, Italy and Germany attended a silent 45thbirthday tribute to seven-time Formula One world champion MichaelSchumacher in front of the hospital in the French Alps, where he is being treated.

There has been no update on his condition, which had previously been described as critical but stable.

Fans' 'thoughts with Schumacher and his family'

Michael Schumacher's fans are holding a silent vigil to mark the former Formula One driver's 45th birthday as he receives treatment for serious head injuries.

A sign outside the hospital in Grenoble where Michael Schumacher is being treated. Credit: RTV

Outside the hospital in Grenoble, fans left a sign that said: "Schumi, all our thoughts for you and your family."

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Schumacher's family arrive at hospital on his birthday

The family of former Formula One driver Michael Schumacher have arrived at the hospital where he is being treated for serious head injuries.

His wife Corinna, brother Ralf and father Rolf all attended the University Hospital of Grenoble on the seven-time world champion's 45th birthday.

Corinna Schumacher, wife of seven-time Formula One world champion Michael. Credit: REUTERS/Emmanuel Foudrot
Former Formula One driver and Michael's brother Ralf arrives at the hospital. Credit: REUTERS/Emmanuel Foudrot
Michael Schumacher's father Rolf arrives at the CHU hospital emergency unit in Grenoble. Credit: REUTERS/Emmanuel Foudrot

Michael Schumacher's wife returns to his bedside

Michael Schumacher's wife has returned to his bedside for a fifth day after the former Formula 1 champion's horror fall while skiing in the French Alps.

Corrina Schumacher has maintained a tireless vigil for her husband, who is spending his 45th birthday in an artificial coma. Credit: RTV
Mrs Schumacher made no comment as she passed photographers on her way into the University Hospital of Grenoble. Credit: RTV

Button and Becker send best wishes to Schumacher

Formula One driver Jenson Button and former German tennis star Boris Becker have sent their best wishes to Michael Schumacher on his 45th birthday, as the seven-time world champion remains in hospital following a serious skiing accident.

Schumacher's family has reportedly been briefed by doctors this morning on his condition.

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