The Schumacher family, including the former racing great’s wife Corinna, have kept details of Schumacher’s health battle shrouded in secrecy since a skiing accident in the French Alps back in December 2013 that reportedly left the German F1 legend with brain damage.
The now 50-year-old has not been seen in public since the accident.
Willi Weber, Schumacher’s former long-term manager recently told Munich newspaper TZ that the seven-time F1 world champion’s fans should be better informed on his health battle.
Weber also claims his requests to visit Schumacher have been declined by his former client’s family because of fears he would expose the truth.
In a recent German documentary celebrating the 25th anniversary of Schumacher’s first World Championship in 1994, Weber said he was not able to visit his former client because Corinna Schumacher fears the truth of her husband’s health condition being exposed.
“I know that Michael has been hit hard, but unfortunately I do not know what progress he makes,” Weber said on The Michael Schumacher Tale documentary.
“I’d like to know how he’s doing and shake hands or stroke his face.
“But unfortunately, this is rejected by Corinna.
“She’s probably afraid that I’ll see right away what’s going on and make the truth public,” Weber said.
“Michael is a fighter and will not give up,” she said.
That followed another hazy statement in January on Schumacher’s 50th birthday where the family said he was “in the best possible hands”.
Weber agrees that Schumacher – one of the greatest driver’s F1 has ever seen – is a fighter but feels his army of fans have a right to know the details of his condition.
“I firmly believe in Michael’s recovery, because I know he is a fighter,” Weber said on The Michael Schumacher Tale documentary.
“If there is a chance, he will use it. That cannot be the end.
“I pray for him and am convinced that we will see him again,” Weber said.
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