Michael Schumacher’s wife has spoken publicly for the first time about his skiing accident, saying he is “getting better” after coming out of a coma last month.
Corinna Schumacher, 45, told Neue Post, a German women’s weekly magazine, she was encouraged by the former Formula One driver’s recovery.
“It’s getting better, slowly certainly, but in any case it’s improving,” she said.
Her husband, 45, suffered serious brain injuries when his head hit a rock while he was on a skiing holiday in the French Alps in December.
The seven-times F1 champion was reportedly travelling at speeds of up to 60mph when the accident happened.
It is thought he was saved by his skiing helmet, which split on impact.
Last month, he was transferred from Grenoble university hospital to Lausanne University Hospital, close to his family’s home in Switzerland.
Speaking at the time, his manager, Sabine Kehm, said Schumacher was no longer in a coma but gave no further details of his condition or medical outlook, saying only he would “continue his long phase of rehabilitation”.
It was also reported in the German media he was responding to his wife’s voice.
His medical records were reportedly stolen last month and were being touted for sale to the media.
Ms Kehm warned potential buyers that purchase or publication of the documents was a criminal matter.