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Michael Schumacher Health Update: F1 Legend Reportedly Cries in His Wheelchair; Stefano Domenicali Describes Schumi in Rare Interview

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Michael Schumacher’s family has remained secretive about his current health condition and this is why there is very limited information about his recovery. As everyone already knows, the F1 legend suffered from severe brain injury following a freak skiing accident in the Alps in 2013.

In 2015, some of his lawyers revealed that Michael Schumacher was unable to walk or stand without help after waking up from his coma. His memory and speech were also impaired so his condition at that time was far from full recovery.

Almost five years since the accident, how is Michael Schumacher doing now? A French magazine claimed that it was able to obtain fresh updates about the racing champ’s health.

As per Paris Match, there are at least 15 professionals – from specialists to physiotherapists -- who look after Schumi. Reportedly, his wife, Corinna, hired them so they can take turns in providing the medical care that her husband needs while confined in their Villa La Reserve home in Lake Geneva.

In the report, it is mentioned that some of Michael Schumacher’s activities include listening to the sounds of F1 engines and being driven around the villa in his favorite cars. His caregivers also encourage him to steer a Volkswagen Golf in the hopes of harking back to something from the past and recover some of his memory.

Michael Schumacher’s way to recovery is slow so even minor signs of success lift his family’s spirits. In any case, two of Schumi’s relatives allegedly shared a really heartbreaking detail as their kin struggles.

“When you put him in his wheelchair facing the magnificent panorama of the mountains overlooking the lake, Michael sometimes cries,” Paris Match quoted them as saying.

Meanwhile, Stefano Domenicali, Michael Schumacher's former boss, also shared how it was like while working with the F1 champ. In a recent podcast interview via Beyond the Grid, he disclosed that Schumi is very talented, a perfectionist and had a different mentality.

"He was so focused that it immediately became clear to me how big the difference was to the others, both in terms of work ethic and also in terms of talent," Stefano notes. Domenicali added that Schumacher was not the most outgoing person he knew and instead, he described him as “cold.”

"He was a bit cold at first, he had a different mentality, but the relationship grew with each passing day. Michael had such charisma and it went far beyond that of a driver,” he said.

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