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Schumacher leaves French hospital and is out of coma

Former Formula 1 champion Michael Schumacher has left a hospital in Grenoble and is no longer in a coma following a skiing accident, a spokeswoman said.

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Schumacher family 'sure good wishes helped him'

The family of Michael Schumacher said he has left Grenoble hospital and is no longer in a coma, and will now begin his long journey of rehabilitation.

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In a statement, the family thanked his doctors and medical team, and the many members of the public who wished him well. They said they were "sure" the good wishes helped him.

Michael has left the CHU Grenoble to continue his long phase of rehabilitation. He is not in a coma anymore.

His family would like to explicitly thank all his treating doctors, nurses and therapists in Grenoble as well as the first aiders at the place of the accident, who did an excellent job in those first months.

The family also wishes to thank all the people who have sent Michael all the many good wishes to Michael. We are sure it helped him.

For the future we ask for understanding that his further rehabilitation will take place away from the public eye.

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