Latest Michael Schumacher Update Isn't So Cheerful, or is it?

Some details make us think this is just another cry for attention from certain tabloid news outlets, but in the past couple of days, there have been some conflicting reports about the physical state of Michael Schumacher.
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Photo: Michael Schumacher's Facebook page
First, there was bad news, as rumors that appeared toward the end of last week were suggesting that the German racing legend's state of health was not improving, but deteriorating. This afternoon, the largest Michael Schumacher fan page on Facebook posted a black a white image of the multiple F1 world champion, which, given the timing, was probably a very unfortunate decision.

To add fuel to the fire, Schumi doesn't actually seem to have an official Facebook page, despite the one we quoted above being connected to Wiili Weber, the racer's manager.

Fast forward a few more hours, and there are now reports that quote Luca Cordero di Montezemolo as saying: “I know how strong he is. I'm sure that thanks to his determination; which will be crucial, he will come out from this very, very difficult situation.”

Now, di Montezemolo is indeed a close friend of Michael and the Schumacher family, as he was the Chairman of Ferrari during Schumi's most notable successes in Formula 1 and the two have always had a special connection.

On the other hand, there have been over two and a half years since Michael's unfortunate accident, when he suffered a devastating head injury in a crash while skiing in the Alps. After being airlifted to Grenoble, where he went through a couple of operations that likely saved his life, Schumi was then put in a medically induced coma.

Since then, reports about his health have been either false, vague or non-existent, mainly because the Schumacher family has issued an almost total media blackout. More recent, some of his former cars have appeared for sale.

All that his fans have now are rumors, which usually begin to be fueled around certain dates that are important to Schumi, like his birthday or the day of the unfortunate skiing accident.

This is what makes the latest ones so peculiar, but all we can do is hope for the best. Meanwhile, Mick Schumacher, the racing legend's son, is making a name for himself winning ADAC Formula 4 races.
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About the author: Alex Oagana
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Alex handled his first real steering wheel at the age of five (on a field) and started practicing "Scandinavian Flicks" at 14 (on non-public gravel roads). Following his time at the University of Journalism, he landed his first real job at the local franchise of Top Gear magazine a few years before Mircea (Panait). Not long after, Alex entered the New Media realm with the project.
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