Doctors stop trying to wake Schumacher from induced coma

Michael Schumacher

Doctors have stopped trying to wake Michael Schumacher from his long coma, according to the German newsmagazine Focus, but this is being denied by the seven times world champion’s manager.

Former Ferrari teammate Felipe Massa had raised hopes just days ago, when he said that during a recent visit to Schumacher’s Grenoble hospital bedside, the seven time World Champion’s mouth moved.

But in the latest edition of the Focus newsmagazine, it is claimed that Schumacher’s progress has now stalled as doctors pause the awakening process. The report did not say what its sources were.

Schumacher’s manager Sabin Kehm has denied the rpeort, and told news agency DPA, “This (awakening) phase can take a long time, which much to our regret can lead to many misinterpretations,” .

Kehm, insisting that only official medical updates could be trusted, clarified that the status of 45-year-old Schumacher’s recovery was “unchanged”.

Earlier a statement provided by Schumacher’s management did not include an update about his health, insisting: “We all know that Michael is a fighter and will not give up.”

Meanwhile, the Spanish news agency EFE reports that a forthcoming case before the Seville courts involves Schumacher.

Reportedly, on a private visit to Spain last November, one month before his skiing accident, Schumacher struck a motorcyclist whilst at the wheel of a rented Audi A4.

The report said Schumacher is accused of causing the crash by not giving way, resulting in injuries to the motorcyclist including a broken wrist that required surgery. (GMM)

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  • Tamburello1994

    Grim turn of events.

  • Matthias O’keeffe

    Wtf… He’s not dead yet, man..

  • Tom Burns

    Don’t believe these articles unless it has been announced by either his family or his agent. This is all just speculation because we haven’t had any news recently!

  • McLarenfan

    You are sick he is in a coma not a wooden box

  • hahaha

    @ editor, is there is any way you could block Ankit from this forum? It is the 1st time I ask this to an editor myself. But I think Ankit is not just annoying me. He has comments about every article on this site often about spelling and other ridiculous things. He acts like he is the only person on the planet born with a brain. BUT HIS R.I.P. COMMENT MADE ME AND MANY OTHERS FURIOUS!

  • hahaha

    Crawl back in your hole you inappropriate doosh. What if somebody in your family had a brain aneurysm? Guess you were born with one!

  • hahaha

    Felipe has been visiting Michael to talk to him. He was asked by the family to this. And Felipe told Michael about the Jerez test and the challenge of the new cars, and Michael moved his mouth and lips. Everything that doesn’t come from sabine, the family, Ross, Felipe or Jean Todt is just utter BS.

  • Matthias O’keeffe

    I totally agree… Michael is still alive and he wrote R.I.P..

  • Guest

    Well, one thing is certain: the report didn’t state what its sources were. In other words, this is just mumbo jumbo

  • GP247

    Ankit is banned

  • Matthias O’keeffe

    His manager said that doctors have not stop trying to wake him up..

  • Ankit

    Hold your horses there buddy! That wasn’t me who posted the RIP message. It was an impersonator.At least look at the damn picture before you jump to conclusions. I want Schumi to be up and about as much as everyone here wants to. Why would I comment something that stupid. And if you’re so annoyed by my corrections then go read something else. I don’t write comments here to please you!

  • Ankit

    What if I posted a ridiculous comment under the name “hahaha”? The very reason why we now have disqus as a platform for comments is so that we can see their pictures and make out who it is because a lot of them use others’ names to comment. Clearly you overlooked that and blamed me for something I absolutely didn’t do! Some idiot used my name and commented and I face the flak for it. Wow!

  • ME

    This is NOT true!!
    Michael Schumacher’s manager has dismissed claims by a German magazine that doctors have stopped the “waking up process” as he continues to be slowly brought out of the medically-induced coma he has been in for nearly two months.


  • Mohammed Emaaduddin

    This is NOT true!!
    Michael Schumacher’s manager has dismissed claims by a German magazine that doctors have stopped the “waking up process” as he continues to be slowly brought out of the medically-induced coma he has been in for nearly two months.


  • Mellow Jessica

    Has anyone read the most recent writing by Dr. Hartstein? He makes very clear the basis for his writing, which is not direct access to Schumacher or his records (and so of course Dr. Hartstein then does not make irresponsible pronouncements), but he does shed very helpful – but somewhat sad – insights into what the probable outcomes are for different head injury situations and time-unwaking.

    I don’t have the link handy but recommend you take a look for it. The title of the post I’m remembering specifically is “Perplexity”, iirc. Cheers.