WHAT’S BEING CLAIMED:
- In 2013, seven-time world champion F1 racer Michael Schumacher was badly hurt in a serious skiing accident.
- The racer’s recovery process and current health condition have been kept private by his family and friends but he was reportedly been left paralyzed, according to an unconfirmed report.
- Schumacher’s close pal Jean Todt, who has worked with the uacer for most of his career, says “I wish the situation would be different.”
Jean Todt, racing legend Michael Schumacher’s, has finally shared on his grief over the seven-time world champion’s health condition. Todt is the president of the FIA — the motorsport’s governing body.
Schumacher’s health has been kept private since the tragic skiing accident the F1 star had been involved in 2013.
In a heartbreaking interview, Todt said he visits the legendary F1 driver “at least twice a month”.
Todt has worked with Schumacher throughout the bulk of his racing career. Being close to the family, he is one of the few people who are welcome to visit the German driver at his home after the tragedy.
“I simply say it is private. I see Michael, I love Michael. I see his family.,” Todt said.
“I wish the situation would be different.”
The FIA president also shared his fondest memories with the F1 driver.
Todt witnessed how Schumacher reached stardom as he served as the director of the Ferrari Formula 1 team from 1993 to 2007. He saw Schumacher won five consecutive world championships with the Scuderia.
His “best memory” was in 2000 when Schumacher became world champion after 21 years.
He also lovingly referred to the racing champ as one of his “darlings” when showing a picture of his family.
“That’s my three darlings. Michael, Michelle and my son,” Todt told The Times. “I think this picture was when I won the French award called Légion d’Honneur.
“They came to the celebration. They all love each other, which is something that is also special to me,” he added.
In 2013, Schumacher hit his head on a rock while skiing across an area that was not on the piste. He reportedly underwent two brain operations after the accident.
For about six months, Schumacher was under a medically induced coma. He was discharged from the hospital in June 2014 and has since been receiving medical care at his home.
According to The Times, Schumacher’s weekly medical bills are said to cost £115,000 ($151,000).
But the champ’s recovery and present health condition have been kept in secret- with official updates few and far between.
Schumacher has reportedly been left paralyzed after the tragic skiing accident but those claims are not confirmed.