Seven time F1 World Champion Michael Schumacher has awoken from his coma, more than six months after a skiing accident left him with life threatening brain injuries.
Sabine Kehm, his manager who acted as a spokesperson since Schumacher was admitted to hospital confirmed that the German is awake and now set to continue what is expected to be a very long recovery.
“Michael has left the CHU Grenoble to continue his long phase of rehabilitation. He is not in a coma anymore,” Kehm confirmed on Monday morning.
The statement continued: “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.”
The exact condition of Schumacher is currently unknown however, but clearly his awakening is a very good sign at a moment where the chances of him coming out of his coma were slimming by the week.