In a surprise announcement, the retired racing star's spokeswoman Sabine Kehm said he had left hospital in the French Alpine city of Grenoble where he was admitted after he slammed his head on a rock while skiing with his son and friends. Schumacher’s wife to build 10-million-pound medical suite at home Schumacher sued over road accident caused before coma (JPN/Agencies)
The 45-year-old was transferred to a hospital in the Swiss city of Lausanne, hospital spokesman Darcy Christen later said, where he will be undergoing further treatment.
"His family would like to explicitly thank all his treating doctors, nurses and therapists in Grenoble as well as the first aiders at the place of the accident, who did an excellent job in those first months," Kehm said in a statement.
"For the future we ask for understanding that his further rehabilitation will take place away from the public eye," she added.
Kehm gave no further details about Schumacher's condition, which has been kept under a tight lid since his accident in the French Alpine resort of Meribel on December 29 last year.
The seven-time world champion underwent two operations to remove life-threatening blood clots after his freak accident that shocked the world, before being plunged into a medically induced coma.
His family announced at the end of January that drugs used to keep him in his deep sleep were being reduced with a view to bringing him back to consciousness but few other details had filtered out since then.
Schumacher is well known for his love of adrenaline sports. Even after retiring from the high-risk world of racing, he kept pursuing other high-thrill hobbies as the holder of a pilot's license, an accomplished motorbike rider, parachutist, skier and mountain climber.
He survived a motorbike accident in Spain in 2009 during which he suffered head and neck injuries but was released from hospital after just five hours.
The accident on December 29 proved near fatal, but in several statements released to the media, his wife Corinna and two children said they remained confident that the man who defied death more than once on the track would pull through.
Schumacher’s wife Corinna Schumacher is reportedly building a 10 million pound medical suite at their home in Switzerland so that she can bring the critically injured Formula One champion at home.
Corrina is reportedly using the family’s 500-million-pound fortune to build a suite equipped with high-tech medical facilities at their mansion. Corrina is trying her best to be on her husband’s side and wants to take him home.
Formula 1 racing driver Michael Schumacher was sued for causing a traffic accident in Spain last November.
Schumacher is facing charges in connection with a collision with a motorcyclist which took place in the town of Bormujos, close to Seville on November 17 last year.
The seven-time Formula 1 world champion is accused of not respecting right of way at a roundabout, knocking the motorcyclist, Francisco MA off his bike and causing him to break his wrist as well as damaging his motorbike.
Schumacher, who was on a private visit to Spain, was driving a rented Audi A4 at the time of the accident and poor lighting on the road has also been mooted as helping to contribute to the collision.
A trial will only take place if insurers contest the claim and the 45-year-old German would not have to attend any court hearing.
In a surprise announcement, the retired racing star's spokeswoman Sabine Kehm said he had left hospital in the French Alpine city of Grenoble where he was admitted after he slammed his head on a rock while skiing with his son and friends.
Schumacher’s wife to build 10-million-pound medical suite at home
Schumacher sued over road accident caused before coma