swissinfo.ch and agencies
June 16, 2014 – 13:40
Former Formula One champion Michael Schumacher, who sustained severe head injuries in a skiing accident in December, is no longer in a coma and has been moved to the University Hospital of Lausanne, a hospital spokesman told the Swiss News Agency.
Earlier, Schumacher’s spokeswoman Sabine Kehm said in a statement he had left the French hospital where he had been since the accident.
“Michael has left the CHU Grenoble [hospital] to continue his long phase of rehabilitation. He is not in a coma anymore,” she said.
The German, who won a record 91 Grand Prix victories and left motor racing last year after a disappointing three-year comeback, slammed his head on a rock while skiing off-piste in the French Alps resort of Meribel on December 29.
Schumacher owns a house in Gland overlooking Lake Geneva.
“For the future we ask for understanding that his further rehabilitation will take place away from the public eye,” the brief statement said of Schumacher, who turned 45 earlier this year.