© / Alexey DanichevSeven-time Formula 1 world champion Michael Schumacher
MOSCOW, 19 Jul – The former manager of the seven-time Formula 1 champion Michael Schumacher, Willi Weber, urged the German family to stop lying about the health of the famous racer.
“I am hurt by what is happening. I tried hundreds of times to contact Michael’s wife Corinna, but she did not answer. I called (former head of the FIA) Jean Todt and asked if I could visit Michael in the hospital, but he asked me to wait. I called the next day, and no one answered me. I did not expect such an attitude towards myself and I am still angry with him, “Weber quotes the Grand Prix with reference to La Gazzetta dello Sport.
“They didn’t let me see him, saying it’s too early and now it’s too late. It’s been nine years. Maybe they should just say it like it is. At first I could understand the situation as I always did my best for Michael to protect his privacy. But since then, we have only heard lies from them. Years after the accident, I told myself that I should just take care of the family, because I can’t change anything. He was like a son to me. Even today, I it hurts to talk about it,” Weber added.
On December 29, 2013, Schumacher was seriously injured in a fall while skiing in Méribel, France. The rider received a craniocerebral injury with multiple damage to both hemispheres of the brain. In December 2018, it was reported that Schumacher was no longer bedridden and did not need a ventilator. In the winter of 2019, the media reported that the German racer and his family left the villa in Geneva and went to Mallorca, where they spent the winter holidays and celebrated Christmas, New Year and Schumacher’s birthday.
In September 2019, it was reported that the athlete was secretly hospitalized in a Paris clinic, where he received stem cell treatment. In June 2020, the media reported that Schumacher would have a new stem cell transplant operation.