Michael Schumacher Condition: Manager Denies Rumors that Schumacher ‘Woke Up’ from Coma, Report Says

By Jack Phillips
Jack Phillips
Jack Phillips
Breaking News Reporter
Jack Phillips is a breaking news reporter at The Epoch Times based in New York.
May 2, 2014 Updated: July 18, 2015

Michael Schumacher, the seven-time Formula One champion, has not woke up from his coma or recognized his wife, his manager has said in a text message and confirmed to a German publication.

There was a report this week from RT’s Spanish edition saying his manager said he woke up, but it’s not true, journalist Nicola Pohl told Auto Week.

“Sorry. but those rumors from Spain are apparently not true,” Pohl said. “Kehm just texted me (saying) she hadn’t confirmed anything to RTL,” Pohl also said.

Kehm also told the Kolner Express tabloid that she didn’t make those comments to RT or anyone else.

“Since doing the ARD talk show (two weeks ago) … I have not spoken to anyone about Michael Schumacher,” she said.

Kehm has previously said that Schumacher was “showing small signs of consciousness” after spending four months in a coma. “There are short moments of consciousness and he is showing small signs of progress,” Kehm said, according to the Telegraph. “There are moments when he is awake and moments when he is conscious.”

Kehm added: “Of course I am not a doctor, but medically, there is a distinction between being awake and being conscious, the latter meaning there is an ability to interact with his surroundings. I don’t want to disclose details out of respect for the family, but we have no doubt at all in the abilities of the doctors treating Michael, they are experts in their field.”

Kehm also said the some media coverage of his condition is inaccurate.

“What upsets the family most is media quoting doctors who are not treating Michael and untruths are constructed from these,” she said. “It has been a problem when outsiders comment and it means we have to set the record straight, even when we don’t want to.”

His medical team also denied that when Schumacher was being transported from the French Alps to the hospital, he lost valuable time when medics made a stopover.

Schumacher’s medical team said the stopover in Moutiers actually helped save his life, Independent.ie reported. They said the decision to land at the hospital was to stabilize Schumacher’s condition.

Jack Phillips
Breaking News Reporter
Jack Phillips is a breaking news reporter at The Epoch Times based in New York.