Wife: Michael Schumacher 'slowly getting better'

The wife of Michael Schumacher said the Formula One legend is getting better after coming out of a coma following a skiing accident last December.

Former Formula One world champion Michael Schumacher. Credit: HOCH ZWEI/DPA

Corinna Schumacher, who was speaking at a horse-riding event in Germany, reportedly told women's weekly magazine Neue Post: "It's getting better, slowly certainly, but in any case it's improving."

The former world champion, 45, left a hospital in Grenoble last month.

He was in hospital for 170 days after cracking his skull on a rock after an accident in the French resort Meribel.