“I saw Michael last week, he is fighting”– Jean Todt gives a new Michael Schumacher health update, explaining there is a limit to his recovery.
Michael Schumacher oblivion to the world hasn’t made a public appearance since 2013, and his family has asked for his privacy; thus, the media never got accurate access to his health.
However, Jean Todt, Schumacher’s former boss at Ferrari, often has acted as a correspondent to the fans and gave minimal health updates. Now, after months, the FIA chief has dropped in a new health update.
“I don’t leave him alone. Him, [his wife] Corinna, the family – we’ve had so many experiences together. The beauty of what we have experienced is part of us and it goes on,” he told the Italian outlet Corriere della Serra.
“I saw Michael last week. He is fighting. My God, we know he had a terrible and unfortunate skiing accident which has caused him a lot of problems.”
“But he has an amazing wife next to him, he has his kids, his nurses, and we can only wish him the best and to wish the family the best, too. All I can do is to be close to them until I am able to do something, and then I will do it.”
That’s the maximum for him.
Neurosurgeon Erich Riederer offered his prognosis on Schumacher’s condition in a documentary on French TV channel TMC, and he doesn’t have any good news for his fans.
“I think he’s in a vegetative state, which means he’s awake but not responding,” he said. “He is breathing, and his heart is beating; he can probably sit up and take baby steps with help, but no more.
“I think that’s the maximum for him. Is there any chance of seeing him like he was before his accident? I really don’t think so.”