Schumacher out of coma, leaves Grenoble hospital
16 June 2014 – Michael Schumacher's manager, Sabine Kehm, has announced that the seven-time Formula 1 World Champion is out of a coma, and has left Grenoble hospital "to continue his long phase of rehabilitation".
Schumacher was taken to Grenoble's high dependency unit after suffering severe head injuries in a skiing accident while on a family holiday at the Meribel resort, situated in the French Alps, on December 29.
The German underwent two operations, and was left in a coma as doctors continued to assist his recovery.
After a lengthy period without an update, Schumacher's family and management issued a statement on Monday to confirm that Schumacher is no longer in a coma and has been moved from Grenoble's University Hospital.
There will be no further updates about his condition or recovery, and his location will not be made public.
"Michael has left the CHU Grenoble to continue his long phase of rehabilitation. He is not in a coma anymore," read Kehm's statement.
"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."