Wishing Schumacher speedy recovery, he said on micro blogging site Twitter: "Really sad to hear about Schumacher. Hope he makes a quick recovery. Can't believe I've been skiing off-piste all these years sans helmet."

Off-piste skiing refers to skiing on unmarked slopes, as Schumacher had done in France on Sunday.

Schumacher 'critical' after France ski accident

The Formula One champion suffered brain injury when he banged his head against a rock, and has undergone surgery.

"I have always shrugged off advice to get a skiing helmet, but no longer. I am going to have to arrange one PDQ (pretty damn quick),” Omar, a ski enthusiast, admitted on Monday that he had been skiing without a helmet till now.


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