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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Vigil to be held for Michael Schumacher on his birthday

Fans of injured Formula 1 driver Michael Schumacher will hold a vigil on his birthday at the French hospital treating him, according to Ferrari.

On a statement on their Facebook page, Ferrari said: "In these difficult days and on the occasion of his birthday the Scuderia Ferrari Clubs want to show their support for Michael Schumacher, organising tomorrow a silent and respectful event all in Red at the Grenoble University Hospital Center."

Family hail 'fighter' Michael Schumacher

Schumacher suffered a severe head injury while skiing off-piste last Sunday. Credit: David Davies/PA Wire

Michael Schumacher's family has described the Formula One champion as a "fighter" in a message thanking fans for their support following his skiing accident.

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 in hospital.

In a message posted on Schumacher's website, his family wrote: "Following Michael's skiing accident, we would like to thank the people from all around the world who have expressed their sympathy and sent their best wishes for his recovery.

"They are giving us great support."We all know he is a fighter and will not give up. Thank you."


Michael Schumacher's condition is 'stable'

Formula One champion Michael Schumacher has continued to recover following a severe head injury sustained while skiing and is now "stable", his spokeswoman has said.

Michael's condition has been supervised all night and has remained stable, overnight and also now.

The good news for today is that we do not feel it necessary to hold a press conference because there are no significant changes.

– Sabine Kehm
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Schumacher fall 'catapulted him into the air'

I have just spoken to Michael Schumacher's agent Sabine Kehm who told me that Michael "had just helped a friend up from the snow after they had fallen and he set off again but was not going at high speed.

"He was going downhill and attempting a turn when he hit rocks and was catapulted into the air, landing on his head."

She said that she has spoken to experts who say he could have been going as slowly at 10 kilometres-an-hour to sustain these injuries because of the direct impact on his head.


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