Formula One star Michael Schumacher is crying at the sound of his children's voices, after starting to recognize faces showing that he is 'alive and understands'. According to reports, the seven-time world champion is making a 'long, slow recovery' after suffering a skiing accident. He, apparently, sheds tears when he hears familiar sounds like the voices of his wife Corinna, son Mick and daughter Gina Maria.
The racing star had severe head injuries while skiing with his family in the French Alps on December 29, 2013. He suffered brain damage and in a coma for six months and this news comes a little over a year after the incident.
All through the tough time for his family, little information about his condition was released by them.
Schumacher faces a long fight for recovery: Manager
Earlier former F1 driver Philippe Streiff told the French media that Schumacher is 'nevertheless starting to recognise those close to him'. Streiff also said that Schumacher is said to be paralysed, in a wheelchair, cannot speak and has memory problems.
However, Schumacher’s manager Sabine Kehm has disputed the comments, saying he faces a 'long fight' for recovery, and that Streiff is not a family friend.
“We need a long time. It's going to be a long time and a hard fight,” Sabine Kehm said.
When the F1 legend will recover is an uncertainty, but news like this is encouraging for Schumacher fans all around the world.