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Michael Schumacher Health Update: Family releases a statement and launches ‘Keep Fighting’ initiative to inspire others

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The former manager of Michael Schumacher recently released a statement on behalf of the F1 legend’s family. She said that the condition of the German racer’s health will remain strictly a private matter.

In a statement released last Saturday, Sabine Kehm said that there will be no future information about the health condition of the 47-year-old former F1 driver, Telegraph UK reports.

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Michael Schumacher’s condition

“Michael’s health is not a public issue, and so we will continue to make no comment in that regard,” Kehm said. “We have to protect his intimate sphere. Legally seen and in the longer term, every statement related to his health would diminish the extent of his intimate sphere.”

She also said that while the Schumacher family is aware that fans are hoping for news on the F1 legend’s condition, “we do this with full commitment to Michael’s guidelines and can only thank people for their understanding.”

On December 29, 2013, Schumacher sustained severe head injuries in a skiing accident in France. Since September 2014, he has been cared for at his home in Switzerland. His condition stabilized after he was placed in a drug-induced coma, from which he later emerged.

In recent weeks, his family reactivated the Michael Schumacher website, as well as his accounts in various social media platforms.

“Michael has always been very protective of his privacy, even during the most successful times of his career,” Kehm said. “He has always made sure there is a clear and distinct line between his public persona and his private one.”

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‘Keep Fighting’ initiative

Meanwhile, the Schumacher family recently launched an initiative to help others inspired by the former legendary racer’s career and character to ‘keep fighting’ in the face of adversity. Schumacher’s office will manage the non-profit movement, called “Keep Fighting”, on behalf of the family.

The movement hopes to “spread the belief that giving up is not an option, a message that is valid not only in motor racing.” The Schumacher family said that in this way, they hope to turn a terrible event into something positive.

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