But his recovery has taken a grim turn as it has emerged someone close to the racing ace has secretly photographed him lying in bed at his estate in Geneva, Switzerland.
Ghoulish photographs of the stricken retired racing driver taken at his bedside were smuggled out of his home and offered to European media for nearly £1 million.
Michaels health is not a public issue, and therefore we will not comment on it”, his manager Sabine Kehm said.Prosecutors in Offenburg, Germany, are now investigating the gross breach of the Schumacher family’s trust – with the pictures said to violate the racing legend’s “personal range of life”.In a statement, the prosecutor’s office told RTL “an unknown person” had offered the “secret” images to publications for “high amounts of money”.
A journalist dressed as a priest to attempt to gain access to his hospital in Grenoble after the accident in 2013.While in June 2014, Schumacher’s medical records were stolen and put up for sale – only for the suspected thief to hang himself in his prison cell.
Schumacher’s doctor Dr Johannes Peil had his clinic burgled in March 2015, but is unclear whether they had targeted him searching for information on the F1 star.