Schumacher: Ex-manager asks for 'honest' update

Michael Schumacher (File)
Michael Schumacher (File)

Cape Town - Michael Schumacher's former manager, Willi Weber, has appealed to the family of the former Formula One legend to inform fans about his current health condition.

Weber, speaking to German media, said fans would be “happy” just knowing the truth.

“I think Michael's fans would be happy if they were given an honest message about his condition," he was quoted as saying by express.co.uk.

“It would also help the people with whom Michael worked all these years better cope with the situation.”

Weber, 74, handled Schumacher's career from his days in the junior ranks through his F1 championships.

The seven-time Formula One world champion suffered traumatic injuries after hitting his head against a rock while skiing in Meribel, France in December 2013.

He plunged into a six-month coma, followed by a lengthy spell receiving intensive hospital treatment.

Schumacher left a Swiss hospital in September 2014 to continue treatment at home - but his medical condition has been kept under wraps by family.

Earlier this month Schumacher's former Ferrari boss Luca di Montezemolo told media, "I have news and unfortunately it is not good."

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