It’s been almost five years since that deadly accident when Formula One legend Michael Schumacher hit his head on a rock while skiing with his then 14-year-old son Mick in the French Alps.
But if reports are to be believed then he is no longer bed-ridden following extensive £50,000 a week healthcare costs.
There were reports in March saying that Schumacher had been left unable to speak or walk. But according to Sportsmail – F1 legend ‘is not bed-ridden’ anymore.
In August close relatives told French magazine ‘Paris Match’ that Schumacher is still showing emotions and often ‘cries’ when he sees natural beauty.
Schumacher’s manager Sabine Kehm revealed why she has never released any information about the F1 legend’s condition.
“In general the media have never reported on Michael and Corinna’s private life,” she said.
“Once in a long discussion, Michael said to me: ‘You don’t need to call me for the next year, I’m disappearing.’
“I think it was his secret dream to be able to do that someday. That’s why now I still want to protect his wishes in that I don’t let anything get out.”
Schumacher will turn 50 on January 3 – just five days after the anniversary of the life-changing tragedy and his medical condition has been kept closely under wraps since it happened.