Corinna Schumacher, 52, has opened up about her husband, formula one legend, Michael Schumacher’s devastating brain injuries that has left him in a vegetative state since 2013.
Schumacher suffered a near-fatal brain injury whilst skiing in the French resort of Meribel in December 2013, which forced him into a medically-induced coma for six months until June 2014.
Since the accident, Schumacher, who is reportedly still in a vegetative condition, has stayed away from public life.
He had been living in his home undergoing rehabilitation, with his family protecting his privacy and any details of his health for nearly eight years.
Now his wife, Corinna, has opened up about her husband’s condition for the first time saying she ‘misses him’ as the F1 legend is ‘different’ in his manner.
Speaking in the Netflix documentary ‘SCHUMACHER’ she said;
‘I miss Michael every day,’ she said on the documentary. ‘But Michael is here – different, but here. He still shows me how strong he is every day.’
Corinna, 52, has also rued the bad luck handed to her husband regarding the accident, after believing he was invincible after coming through his Formula One career without any accidents or injuries.
‘We’d always made it through his races safely,’ she added.
‘Which is why I was certain he had a few guardian angels that were keeping an eye out for him.
‘I don’t know if it’s just a kind of protective wall that you put up yourself or if it’s because you’re in a way naive – but it simply never occurred to me that anything could ever happen to Michael.
‘I never blamed God for why this happened now. It (the accident) was just really bad luck – all the bad luck anyone could ever have in their life.’
Schumacher’s wife also updated the world on how the former F1 driver’s family are coping following the serious incident eight years ago.
‘We are trying to carry on as a family, the way Michael liked it and still does. We live together at home. We do therapy. We do everything we can to make Michael better and to make sure he’s comfortable.
‘We are getting on with our lives: ‘private is private’ as he always said. It’s very important to me that he can continue to enjoy his private life as much as possible. Michael always protected us, now we are protecting Michael.’
Schumacher is considered by many as the sport’s greatest ever having won seven championship titles, although Lewis Hamilton has now won 7 championship titles.. It was revealed in July that Netflix has purchased the rights to air a brand new documentary into the life of the 52-year-old former racing driver.