Michael Schumacher Out of Coma Rumors Are Not True. Yet.

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It could have been the good news of the month, if not even the entire year, but unfortunately the reports saying that Michael Schumacher has come out of coma and is recognizing his wife are apparently bogus.
A coupe of hours ago, the Spanish version of Russia Today reported for some reason that Sabin Kehm, Schumi's manager, has told a German RTL TV channel reporter that Michael Schumacher has come out of coma and is able to recognize his wife.

The hundreds of thousand of Schumacher fans around the world probably rejoiced when hearing/reading this, including most automotive media outlets who jumped at the unconfirmed news and filled the Internet with similar reports.

We have no idea what was the original source for the bogus report, albeit the Spanish version of RT is the most quoted, but according to Bild journalist Nicola Pohl, it is all a lie.

“Schumacher awake? Sorry, but those Rumors from Spain apparently not true. Kehm just texted me she hadn't confirmed anything to RTL.” Nicola Pohl said on Twitter, and we tend to believe her.

As usual, any information concerning the current state of Michael Schumacher should be taken with a grain of salt if it isn't coming from official sources, in this case a press release from Sabine Kehm.

The last official report about the septuple Formula 1 champion arrived about two weeks ago, when Sabine Kehm informed the media that “There are short moments of consciousness and he is showing small signs of progress,” when asked about his health.

As you surely already know, Schumi has been in a medically-induced coma for almost four months, following a skiing accident which caused him to hit his head on a rock on December 29. We will keep you informed if anything new related to his condition happens.
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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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