Michael Schumacher: Ex manager asks for 'honest' update from family over F1 legend's health

The seven-time Formula One world champion suffered traumatic injuries after hitting his head against a rock while skiing in Meribel, France in December 2013.

Last Updated: Feb 16, 2016, 11:42 AM IST
Michael Schumacher: Ex manager asks for 'honest' update from family over F1 legend's health

New Delhi: While the entire world is praying for the recovery of F1 legend Michael Schumacher, his former manager Willi Weber has appealed his family to tell the fans about his current health condition.

Mr Weber, speaking with German media, said fans would be “happy” just knowing the truth.

“I think Michael's fans would be happy if they were given an honest message about his condition," he was quoted as saying by express.co.uk.

“It would also help the people with whom Michael worked all these years better cope with the situation.”

Weber, who handled Schumacher's career from his days in the junior ranks through his F1 championships, also expressed disappointment of not being able to meet him.

"Unfortunately, it is just as I wrote on Facebook," he told Bild newspaper. "Corinna prevents me from having any contact with Michael."

The seven-time Formula One world champion suffered traumatic injuries after hitting his head against a rock while skiing in Meribel, France in December 2013.

He plunged into a six-month coma, followed by a lengthy spell receiving intensive hospital treatment.

The former world champion is still receiving intensive treatment far from the public eye at his home in Switzerland.

In a latest update, Schumacher's former Ferrari boss Luca di Montezemolo told media earlier in the month, "I have news and unfortunately it is not good."