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Michael Schumacher Ski Crash: A Decade Later, Recovery and Limited Updates

On December 29, 2013, Formula One legend Michael Schumacher experienced a tragic skiing accident in the French ski resort of Meribel. Schumacher, who had recently retired from F1, suffered critical injuries when his skis struck a concealed rock, causing a head-on collision and leading to a 250-day coma.

The impact was severe, splitting Schumacher’s helmet in two. He was airlifted to a French hospital, where he underwent two surgeries, including drilling holes in his skull to relieve brain pressure. Subsequently, he was transferred to a larger facility in Grenoble and later to his home country, Switzerland, where he has been continuing his recovery since 2014.

As of 2023, Schumacher, now 54, has limited public appearances. The family has maintained a dignified silence, with occasional updates provided by close family members. In 2021, Corinna Schumacher, Michael’s wife, mentioned that he is “different, but he’s here.” The family continues to prioritize privacy and limits visits from people.

Jean Todt, former Ferrari boss and ex-FIA president, is among the few friends and close family members allowed to visit Schumacher at his home. Todt has shared insights into Schumacher’s altered but “wonderful” life, emphasizing the support provided by his wife and children.

In a Netflix documentary, Schumacher’s son Mick revealed the evolving father-son relationship, expressing the desire to share more conversations and experiences with his father, emphasizing their shared language of motorsport.

Schumacher’s remarkable F1 career includes competing for Jordan, Benetton, Ferrari, and Mercedes. With a record seven World Drivers’ Championship titles, he held records for the most wins, pole positions, and podium finishes upon his retirement in 2012. While these records have since been surpassed by Lewis Hamilton, Schumacher’s legacy remains indelible in the history of Formula One.

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