Schumacher's manager denies reports he is out of danger, saying his condition remains serious
Michael Schumacher remained in a “critical but stable” condition in a French hospital last night, his spokeswoman said, denying claims made by a friend that he was out of danger.
The seven-time world champion’s manager said yesterday that reports his life was no longer under threat were inaccurate and that he was not yet out of the woods.
Schumacher’s friend, former F1 driver Philippe Streiff, had said on Friday that he had been told by the family doctor, Gerard Saillant, that his life was no longer in danger.
Schumacher had hit his head on a rock while skiing off-piste on Sunday morning. He has been in a medically induced coma for six days since being transferred to a Grenoble hospital, where he has undergone two operations.
Sabine Kehm, his spokesman, said in a statement: “Michael’s condition remains critical but stable. We would like to clearly stress that any information regarding Michael’s health not coming from the doctors treating him or from his management must be treated as invalid and pure speculation,” Schumacher’s agent, Sabine Kehm, said in a statement.
She also stressed that a camera Schumacher had been wearing on his helmet when he had his ski accident, which is now being examined, was “voluntarily” given by the family to French investigators.
His son Mick, 14, who was skiing with Schumacher at the time of the accident, was being questioned by police yesterday in the hope it can yield clues as to the circumstances of the accident.
His wife, Corinna, has been at his bedside for much of the past few days and nights, along with Mick, his daughter Gina-Maria, brother Ralf and father Rold.
Dozens of Ferrari fans held their own vigil on Friday night outside the hospital he is being treated in for his 45th birthday.