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Michael Schumacher: Close friend makes heartbreaking statement on F1 legend’s health | World | News

Jean Todt, one of the racing superstar’s closest friends, is one of the few people who have visited Schumacher since his tragic skiing accident in 2013. Mr Todt expressed his sadness at the fact his friendship with the seven-time f1 world champion could never be the same. Mr Todt also gave a rare health update and insisted the family is taking good care of him and continues to fight. The former Ferrari chief said: “I can only say that his family is taking good care of him and he continues to fight.

“His family is fighting just as much and of course our friendship can not be the same as it once was.

“Just because there’s no longer the same communication as before.”

Schumacher suffered serious head injuries during a tragic skiing incident in the French Alps on December 29, 2013.

The German motor-racing star was placed in a medically-induced coma for six months after the accident.

He was later transferred for further rehabilitation at the University of Lausanne before being moved to his home in Switzerland.

Schumacher’s former Ferrari colleague Luca Badoer has also said only a limited amount of people are given the chance to meet with the F1 star in his current condition.

Mr Badoer said: “Only a few people are allowed to visit Schumacher. His wife Corinna decides who is allowed to see him.”

Schumacher’s former Ferrari racing teammate Rubens Barrichello is one of the individuals who has been denied access.

The 50-year-old said: “I tried once but the family refused.

“They said ‘you would not do yourself or him any good with this’.”

Meanwhile the decision to exclude access to Schumacher has been criticised by his former manager Willi Weber – who insisted fans deserve to be given more information.

Mr Weber told German broadcaster MDR Sachsen “You can not let the millions of people or their fans hang like that.”

Mr Weber also criticised Schumacher’s wife Corinna, he added: “She did not want to let me go to Michael’s bedside, because she probably knew I would instantly know what was going on.

“What’s happening is disrespectful and primitive.”

Last month ahead of the release of a documentary about the seven-time F1 champion later this year, Corinna Schumacher gave a rare update.

She said: “Michael is a fighter and will not give up.”

The Documentary called ’Schumacher’ is set to be released on December 5.



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