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Posted By: James Allen  |  16 Jun 2014   |  10:41 am GMT  |  114 comments

Michael Schumacher is no longer in a coma, his management announced today.

The seven times world champion continues his rehabilitation, but has left Grenoble hospital and the high dependency unit where he was taken on December 29th following his skiing accident at Meribel, France.

There will be no further bulletins on his rehabilitation and his family and management plan to issue no more information about his whereabouts or his condition.

The statement said simply:

“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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1

There’s no reason to celebrate. He will never recover fully. He has serious and long term brain damage. He is lapsing in and out of consciousness. It’s time to forget about Schuemacer and give the family the privacy that they are begging for.

2
David in Sydney

Great news.

3
kenneth chapman

whilst this comment is not totally germane to the thread title i was wondering why people continually exclaim the someone seriously incapacitated and in intensive care can be described as ‘fighting for their life’. i mean literally that is impossible and quite ludicrous really. in that condition they are literally hanging on a medical support thread and any ‘fighting’ in any sense seems beyond stupid.

i mean if someone has brain damage serious enough to be put into a deep medically induced coma then i would presume that most brain activity is suspended……how can the patient be ‘fighting’ for his life? maybe someone can enlighten me without the usual anecdotal evidence.

4

As long as a dear person of you or anyone else you have respect at least is still alive and his heart still has the power to circulate some blood, you will want that person to fight, hence the quote, “fight till your last breath”.

In case you are still confused..it is not the word itself, but the meaning wish behind it, the whole lifting morale of human psychic when someone is a bed.

5
kenneth chapman

@ EMG….’you will want that person to fight etc etc etc’ when that occurs what i want is for that person to ‘live/survive’. let me phrase that another way. some years ago i was told that i had prostate cancer and that i would need to make some serious decisions. i did, and i came out the other side in excellent condition, but did i fight? no, not literally. i was simply a ‘spectator’, the specialists and nuclear physicians went to work and did what was necessary. all i could do was ‘hope’that they did it all properly. i was just along for the ride.

i am fully conversant with the meaning of the word ‘fight’, that is why i posted this in the first instance. i just fail to see where all this F1 analogy leads. i would say simply, ‘best of luck’ as being more appropriate to what is transpiring. anyway time to move on.

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kenneth chapman

@ EMG….’you will want that person to fight etc etc etc’ when that occurs what i want is for that person to ‘live/survive’. let me phrase that another way. some years ago i was told that i had prostate cancer and that i would need to make some serious decisions. i did, and i came out the other side in excellent condition, but did i fight? no, not literally. i was simply a ‘spectator’ the specialists and nuclear physicians went to work and did what was necessary. all i could do was ‘hope’that they did it all properly. i was just along for the ride.

i am fully conversant with the meaning of the word ‘fight’, that is why i posted this in the first instance. i just fail to see where all this F1 analogy leads. i would say simply, ‘best of luck’ as being more appropriate to what is transpiring. anyway time to move on.

7

I do with the best for Michael and his family. It will be very tough on all of them. That said, and without trying to be insensitive, will we ever see Michael again? I’m just wondering if his family will always keep him “hidden” from the public eye, which is their right… it’s a private matter. Just wondering how they will handle it all at some point down the road.

8

Can someone please explain to me what this actually means. Can Michael talk and walk? Thank You and once again get well soon Schumi.

9

No- one knows and his manager and family have no plans to say more

Which sadly leaves lots of space for speculation

10

Sometimes it’s more telling what someone doesn’t say than what they do say and in this case it’s probably sadly true.

I can’t help thinking that racing drivers would probably have these kind of “what if” nightmare scenarios already planned for with their immediate families, so I wouldn’t be surprised if Michael is now living out a plan that was made many years ago albeit ironically not as a result of racing in F1.

11

Even the smallest of improvement matters and should be considered as a stepping in stone in the long walk. Keep fighting Michael.

12
Scuderia McLaren

I remember Michael getting a 6.6sec pit stop (amazingly quick for the time) and pulling out just in front of Mika Hakkinen’s McLaren at Suzuka in 2000. It was the final stop. He had secured track position. He WAS going to win the World Title, finally, with Ferrari. I was screaming.

This, for me, is the same. It’s not job done, but he has just pulled out in front of the Coma. He’s got a chance now. He’s got track position. But yes, He’s still got a stint to go. But he WILL win the world title of Recovery. I will be screaming all the way with him.

#keepfightingmichael

13

That is very good news about Michael,but the road to his recover is long and hard.

I attended the Canadian gp I’m totally disappointed about the looks and totally disappointed with the sound of the cars,now I have been informed that the three day pass,the tickets have increased by $20,f1 has lost a great fan, not due to the price but the show,boring race for fifty laps,the last twenty were exiting,but I will never be back.Montreal and f1 have lost me forever.Sorry f1 but the sound sucks.

14

We can only hope that he is improving. But like others I feel he may well never recover. Surely if he was communicating in a meaningful way we would hear. It makes no sense to keep good news quiet as it just fuels our desire for knowledge.

15
kenneth chapman

i’m afraid that i still don’t understand all this ‘secrecy’ about his actual condition. how can levelling with his fans/supporters in reference to his ‘real’ condition be of any disadvantage? sooner or later the truth of the matter will surface.

i would’ve thought the reverse would be in order. be honest and tell the truth…whatever that is. that would most likely end the speculation and matters could then proceed in an orderly fashion. very strange indeed.

16

Just in time when European legs kicks off. Thumbs Up! All the best Michael!!

17

The news I am waiting for long time!

All the best Schumi!

18

Could this be the last time we, officially, hear about Michael Schumacher? I’m pretty sure the family won’t be giving updates on his rehab for now on.

19

Sounds as if the family will indeed be saying nothing. However, one would expect some hints from previous visitors such as Massa, Barricello or Vettel if they again go to see him. However, if they and other long term friends are not permitted visits in future I think we can assume that the prognosis is very poor. I expect that some sort of ‘picture’ will emerge in the coming months.

20

I think the relative lack of info is not especially discouraging. They give little detail and generate so much speculation anyhow. I like the family’s approach, even though it must be hard to get a word in on the topic as Gary Hartstein never shuts up.

21
Rob in Victoria bc

Thank you Michael.

22

I read as many people the fascinating blog of Dr Hartstein and his point of view about Michael Schumacher medical condition.

43 minutes of F1 medical history : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UBXWbTuNEl8

Dr Hartstein’s blog: http://formerf1doc.wordpress.com/2014/06/16/good-news/#comments

23

This made my day. We thank all the people who did this. Only people can. Live till you are old. The best to Schu!!!!

24

Good news, but still a long way to go though. Fingers crossed

25

Best news of this season! Keep fighting Michael!

26
Valentino - Schumacher # 1

Could not receive a better Father’s Day present than this ..

From the CBC website in Canada :

Schumacher earned universal acclaim for his uncommon and sometimes ruthless driving talent, which led to a record 91 race wins. He retired from F1 racing in 2012 after an unmatched seven world titles.

27

As with all her other statements, this just raises more questions than it answers. Extremely frustrating.

28

All the best to Michael.

It doesn’t at all. Out of coma without any other positive detail can resume to medical definitions only, which in this case we are speaking about PVS.

However, he might simply be in the same state, he might improved or they simply needed to move him and used some words to cover the real deal. You will never know!

Stating that they are not intending on making any more statements, to me simply implies that he is in such state where they aren’t expecting a change/improvement anytime in the near future and they are taking him to a place where he resides until…well who knows let’s hope for the best.

29
The Spanish Inquisitor

Bravo, Michael… the “war” continue…. You will win….

30

What does it mean that he’s out of a coma though? Is he conscious? Is he aware of his surroundings? My guess is he’s not awake in any significant sense, but remains in a largely vegetative state.

31

I hope this is good news.

I wish we knew more but Michael’s family have an absolute right to privacy.

32

Great news, I’m very very happy!!! I think I have something stuck in my eye 😀

Keep on fighting Michael!

Cheers!

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