Schumacher out of coma and leaves Grenoble hospital
Michael Schumacher is no longer in a coma and has left the hospital in Grenoble where he was being treated following a skiing accident last December.
Schumacher suffered severe head injuries while on a skiing holiday in the French Alps and has been in hospital for several months. At the end of January doctors started to bring him out of a medically-induced coma, but further information has been limited to protect his privacy.
On Monday a statement from his manager Sabine Kehm confirmed he is now out of a coma and continuing his rehabilitation at a different location.
"Michael has left the CHU Grenoble to continue his long phase of rehabilitation," Kehm's statement read. "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."