Schumacher out of coma and into rehab

AFTER almost six months in hospital, Formula One great Michael Schumacher has emerged from a coma and is due to start the rehabilitation process following his devastating ski accident.

NineMSN reports, Schumacher’s spokeswoman confirmed he had left his hospital in the French Alpine city of Grenoble, where he had been receiving treatment since December 29, when he slammed his head on a rock while skiing.

He has now been transferred to a facility in the Swiss city of Lausanne, where he will be undergoing further treatment.


The Lausanne hospital has renowned neurology experts and Schumacher, his wife Corinna and two children live nearby in the small town of Gland.

The Mercedes team, for which Schumacher raced in the last three years of his career, posted on Twitter: “Encouraging news on Michael’s condition this morning. We couldn’t ask for a better start to the week.”