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.

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Schumacher family: "The incredible sympathies shown today by the Ferrari Fans... has utterly overwhelmed us and moved us all to tears."

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Schumacher family: "We are deeply grateful for it and also for all the heartwarming and heartfelt wishes for Michael to get well soon.."

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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.