Jean Todt reveals Michael Schumacher's condition: "It's different now"

On 29 December 2013, the champion Ferrari had a terrible accident while skiing on the slopes of Méribel, France

by Lorenzo Ciotti
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Jean Todt reveals Michael Schumacher's condition: "It's different now"
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Jean Todt, former Team Principal of Ferrari, gave an interview to L'Equipe during which he talked about Michael Schumacher, 7-time Formula 1 world champion. Todt went to visit Schumache in recent days, and explained: "Michael is here, so I don't miss him.

He's not the same Michael as before. He's different but he's beautifully guided by his wife and children who protect him. His life is different and I'm privileged to be able to share moments with him. That's all there is to say.

Unfortunately, fate has struck him and he is no longer the Michael we knew." Jean Todt, during an interview with L'Equipe, also spoke about the Susie Wolff case and the words of Ben Sulayem: "I know the character. Every year, the accounts have been largely beneficiaries, except for the last two years, marked by the Covid crisis.

When I left, there must have been more than 250 million euros in reserves. When I arrived in 2009, there were only 40. We went from less than 80 jobs to more than 200."

Schumacher's terrible accident

On the morning of December 29, 2013, during an off-piste ski descent in the snow of Méribel, France, Schumacher fell and hit his head against a rock, an impact aggravated by the fact that the driver was wearing a sports camera, the support pierced helmet and skull.

Emergency hospitalized in a semi-comatose state at the university hospital center of Grenoble, he underwent a neurosurgical operation for severe head trauma and cerebral hemorrhage, then kept in a medically induced coma. On June 16, 2014, after about six months, spokeswoman and manager Sabine Kehm declared that Schumacher had emerged from the coma and left hospital to begin rehabilitation in a private clinic.

Already in April, periods of awakening, recovery of consciousness and interaction with the surrounding environment were announced. A rehabilitation program was finally decided at the neuroscience center of the university hospital in Lausanne, not far from his villa in Gland.

On 9 September 2014 Schumacher was discharged from the center in Lausanne to continue rehabilitation at home. Since then the family has maintained absolute confidentiality about the pilot's health condition.

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