Rome - Italian motorcycling star Max Biaggi has left intensive care in a Rome hospital two weeks after being admitted following a training accident, he revealed on Twitter.
"This time, I almost risked not being here," wrote Biaggi, who celebrated his 46th birthday on Monday.
"The greatest gift is to leave intensive care after 17 days," he added alongside the hastags #ritornoallavita (return to life), #paura (afraid) and #maxisback.
Biaggi underwent six operations after suffering severe chest injuries and broken ribs in a fall in training south of Rome on June 9.
The veteran racer is a two-time world champion in Superbike and a former four-time world champion in the 250cc class.
Dedicato a tutti voi. ?? pic.twitter.com/nkbgdUuoj5— Max Biaggi (@maxbiaggi) June 26, 2017