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Michael Schumacher no longer in a coma and has left Grenoble hospital as part of his ‘long phase of rehabilitation’

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  • Racing driver has left the hospital in Grenoble where he was being treated
  • Management company says he will ‘continue his long phase of rehabilitation’
  • Has been admitted to the University Hospital of Lausanne, in Switzerland
  • He had been in induced coma following skiing accident in December last year

Michael Schumacher is no longer in a coma and is understood to be able to see and hear as it is announced he has left the hospital in Grenoble where he had been receiving treatment after a skiing accident last year.
The seven-times Formula One world champion had sustained severe head injuries in the incident in the French Alps in December, and was subsequently put into an artificially-induced coma a few days later.
But his manager Sabine Kehm said in a statement today: ‘Michael has left the CHU Grenoble to continue his long phase of rehabilitation. He is not in a coma anymore.’
He was this morning admitted to the University Hospital of Lausanne, in western Switzerland, after leaving the Grenoble hospital.
‘He is here, he arrived this morning,’ Darcy Christen, spokesman for the University Hospital of Lausanne (CHUV), told Reuters.
Christen declined to say what unit Schumacher, who lives with his family in a town between Lausanne and Geneva, was being treated in, citing medical secrecy and family privacy.
Schumacher’s family offered their gratitude to all those who have played a part in the process over the past five and a half months.
The statement added: ‘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.
‘The family also wishes to thank all the people who have sent Michael all the many good wishes. We are sure it helped him.

Michael Schumacher is no longer in a coma and is understood to be able to see and hear as it is announced he has left the hospital in Grenoble where he had been receiving treatment after a skiing accident last year.

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