Schumacher's wife admits she 'misses him every day' in rare interview

‘During his racing career we thought he was invincible, looked after by guardian angels’: Michael Schumacher’s wife says his catastrophic skiing accident was ‘just really bad luck’ and admits she ‘misses him every day’ in a rare interview

  • The wife of F1’s Michael Schumacher has given a rare update on his condition 
  • The German suffered a near-fatal brain injury whilst skiing in France in late 2013
  • The accident left Schumacher in a medically-induced coma until June 2014
  • He has been rehabilitating at home with few details released of his condition
  • Corinna Schumacher, 52, says her husband, also 52, is ‘different but here’ 

Michael Schumacher’s wife, Corinna, has opened up about her husband’s condition for the first time since his near-fatal skiing accident eight years ago, saying the F1 legend is ‘different’ in his manner.

The German icon suffered a serious brain injury whilst skiing in the French resort of Meribel in December 2013, which forced him into a medically-induced coma for six months until June 2014. 

Since then, Schumacher has stayed away from public life since being relocated to his home to undergo rehabilitation, with his family protecting his privacy and any details of his health for nearly eight years.

Now, the Formula One legend’s spouse has revealed on the Netflix documentary ‘SCHUMACHER’ that she misses her husband on a daily basis due to how different he has become since the accident.

‘I miss Michael every day,’ she said on the documentary. ‘But Michael is here – different, but here. He still shows me how strong he is every day.’

Corinna, 52, has also rued the bad luck handed to her husband regarding the accident, after believing he was invincible after coming through his Formula One career unscathed.  

‘We’d always made it through his races safely,’ she added. ‘Which is why I was certain he had a few guardian angels that were keeping an eye out for him.

‘I don’t know if it’s just a kind of protective wall that you put up yourself or if it’s because you’re in a way naive – but it simply never occurred to me that anything could ever happen to Michael.

The wife of Formula One legend Michael Schumacher (right), Corinna (left), has given a rare update of her husband’s condition 

The German F1 icon was involved in a near-fatal skiing accident in France in December 2013 which left him in a medically-induced coma until June 2014

‘It (the accident) was just really bad luck – all the bad luck anyone could ever have in their life.’

Schumacher’s wife also also updated the world on how the former F1 driver’s family are coping following the serious incident eight years ago. She admitted that the family are going through therapy but will continue to keep Michael in a private environment. 

‘We are trying to carry on as a family, the way Michael liked it and still does. We live together at home. We do therapy. We do everything we can to make Michael better and to make sure he’s comfortable.

‘We are getting on with our lives: “private is private” as he always said. It’s very important to me that he can continue to enjoy his private life as much as possible. Michael always protected us, now we are protecting Michael.’

Corinna (above, pictured in 2019) says Michael is ‘different but here’ as he continues his recovery

Schumacher’s wife has kept details of her husband’s condition private until now

Schumacher is considered by many as the sport’s greatest ever having won seven championship titles. It was revealed in July that Netflix has purchased the rights to air a brand new documentary into the life of the 52-year-old former racing driver.  

The documentary will include interviews with Schumacher’s family, including his wife, father Rolf and brother Ralf. His two children, Gina and Mick, who is now in Formula One driving for Haas, is interviewed as well as motorsport figures such as Jean Todt, Bernie Ecclestone, Sebastian Vettel, Mika Häkkinen, Damon Hill, Flavio Briatore and David Coulthard.

Filmmakers, through the support of the family, will also be able to share never-before-seen archive material.   

More to follow.  

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