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'Not bedridden': Incredible new Michael Schumacher details emerge

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Shock new details have emerged regarding the condition of racing legend Michael Schumacher.

Following the seven-time Formula One champion’s traumatic brain injury, suffered during a ski accident in 2013, multiple reports have attempted to shed light on his condition.

Now, The Daily Mail have claimed Schumacher is in fact, “not bedridden or surviving on tubes” – according to their translation of German magazine Bravo.

Bravo is reportedly also claiming the German will be transferred to a medical facility that focuses on brain injuries in Dallas, Texas.

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Michael Schumacher is reportedly ‘not bed-ridden’. Pic: Getty
Michael Schumacher is reportedly ‘not bed-ridden’. Pic: Getty

The director of the facility told the magazine that his clinic has a huge amount of experience treating patients with similar issues to that of the 49-year-old racing legend.

“We have a lot of experience with patients who are suffering this kind of trauma,” Mark Weeks said.

“There is probably no clinic in Europe that treats as many cases as we do.”

While these most recent reports suggest Schumacher may have some mobility, a 2017 report from German magazine Bunte which stated he could walk, was found to have been false.

The Bunte report quoted an unnamed friend as saying: “Michael is very thin. But he can once again walk a little with the help of his therapists.

“He manages to make a couple of steps. And he can also raise an arm.”

However Schumacher’s lawyer Felix Damm refuted those claims in court.

“He cannot walk,” Damm said, adding that Schumacher can’t even stand with assistance of therapists.

“Unfortunately, we are forced by a recent press report to clarify that the assertion that Michael could move again is not true,” Kehm said.

Bunte was forced to pay Schumacher about $80,000 in damages over the false claims.

Michael Schumacher poses with his wife Corinna in Northern Italy, 11 January 2005. AFP PHOTO / Press Ferrari (Photo credit should read STR/AFP/Getty Images)

Son’s heartbreaking admission about Michael Schumacher’s condition

The teenage son of Michael Schumacher is said to have offered a heartbreaking insight into the F1 legend’s condition.

A friend of Mick Schumacher, 19, has revealed how the stricken driver’s son “finds it hard” to cope with his father’s plight.

Michael Schumacher suffered head injuries in a devastating skiing accident in 2013, and has been bed-ridden ever since.

And according to Nicklas Nielsen, a friend of Mick, the up-and-coming driver is “completely closed” about his dad’s health.

“Mick does not say he is sad about his father. He just said sometimes that it is hard,” Nielsen told Danish newspaper BT.

Mick and Michael Schumacher. Image: Getty
Mick and Michael Schumacher. Image: Getty

“It was completely closed and not talked about (by the Schumacher family).

“I still do a little karting with Ralf Schumacher and his team and nobody talks about it.

“It may be that Michael is on his way back and will only come out again when he is completely rehabilitated. But it’s hard to say what’s going on.”

Nielsen also opened up about how Mick is very down to earth despite his pedigree.

“I know him (Mick) very well, also privately. He is a very quiet and calm guy. He is actually like everyone else,” Nielsen said.

“Mick is a very nice and welcoming person, and he is talking to everyone.

Mick Schumacher in 2016. (Photo by Alexander Koerner/Bongarts/Getty Images)
Mick Schumacher in 2016. (Photo by Alexander Koerner/Bongarts/Getty Images)

“He is not like Max Verstappen, who does not care about anything and anyone and just wants to go ahead for himself.

“Mick has been brought up properly and is a good boy.”

Nielsen, who has competed alongside Mick, also revealed how the Schumachers treated others before the accident.

“Michael was with Mick around the tracks many times, so they were very close before the accident,” Nielsen said.

“They had a very professional approach to everything.

“Michael and Mick came in, walked around and said good morning to everyone and shook hands … They are just some nice people.”

Ferrari to celebrate Schumacher’s 50th birthday with museum exhibition

An exhibition dedicated to Michael Schumacher will open at the Ferrari Museum for his 50th birthday on January 3.

The ‘Michael 50′ exhibition at the Scuderia’s headquarters in Italy is in collaboration with the Keep Fighting Foundation, the charity set up after the German sustained severe head injuries in a skiing accident in December 2013.

Schumacher is the most successful driver in Ferrari’s history, winning five successive Formula One drivers’ titles between 2000 and 2004 as part of a career haul of seven.

A statement read: “The museum’s rooms will look back over the memorable seasons that the seven-time world champion gifted to all Ferraristi, and that created a legend now bigger than ever in the hearts of all fans.

“The exhibition will also show Michael’s crucial contribution to the development of extraordinary GT cars in his years at Maranello, as a driver and later as a consultant.

“It is intended both as a celebration and a mark of gratitude to the most successful Prancing Horse driver ever.”

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