Michael Schumacher health update: Formula 1 legend is still fighting, says FIA President

Seven-time Formula 1 world champion Michael Schumacher is still fighting for his recovery after his skiing accident in December of 2013, as revealed by Jean Todt, president of the¬†Federation Internationale de I’Automobile, in his most recent interview.


Michael Schumacher
Michael Schumacher

According to Todt, while speaking during a media appearance last October, Schumacher is now fighting for his recovery. Furthermore, Todt also said to the fans that he and the F1 driver are close friends.

“It was interesting last week after Lewis [Hamilton] won the title for third time,” Todt said via Auto Sport. “You saw the figures [referring to Schumacher’s seven championships]. I was very proud of what Michael achieved. Sometimes you tend to forget what he did. Michael is a close friend, his family is very close to me, and I’m very close to them as well.”

The president of FIA then continued to update the fans on Schumacher’s current health status, saying, “I see Michael very often, and Michael is still fighting, and we must keep fighting with the family.”

Unfortunately, though, the only update on the health of Schumacher was from Todt and no reports have surfaced after that. Furthermore, the family has been keeping all details and information private and only shares little updates on his current health condition, according to the report from MNR Daily.

Schumacher had his terrible accident on Dec. 29, 2013 during a ski trip in the French Alps resort of Meribel, as said in the previous report from Mirror. The legend F1 racer suffered brain hemorrhage and was comatose.

The report then continued to note that after six months, in June 2014, his manager officially confirmed that Schumacher was no longer in a coma and was soon transferred to a special rehabilitation room in September 2014.