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Corinna Schumacher gives rare statement ahead of Michael's 50th birthday

Corinna Schumacher gives rare statement ahead of Michael's 50th birthday

02-01-2019 09:09

Michael Schumacher's wife has issued a rare statement ahead of his 50th birthday tomorrow. The seven-time World Champion remains in trouble following his 2013 skiing accident, but his wife confirms the teams are still "doing everything humanly possible to help him."

She also confirmed they will be celebrating Schumacher's his 50th birthday by looking at old victories, records and jubilations.

The Full statement issued on Facebook:

"We are very happy to celebrate Michael's 50th birthday tomorrow together with you and thank you from the bottom of our hearts that we can do this together. As a gift from him, you and us, Keep Fighting Foundation has created a virtual museum. The Official Michael Schumacher App will be released tomorrow so that we can review all together Michael's successes. The app is another milestone in our effort to do justice to him and you, his fans, by celebrating his accomplishments. We wish you a lot of fun with it.

"Michael can be proud of what he has achieved, and so are we! That's why we remember his successes with the Michael Schumacher Private Collection exhibition in Cologne, by publishing memories in social media and by continuing his charitable work through the Keep Fighting Foundation. We want to remember and celebrate his victories, his records and his jubilation.

"You can be sure that he is in the very best of hands and that we are doing everything humanly possible to help him. Please understand if we are following Michael's wishes and keeping such a sensitive subject as health, as it has always been, in privacy. At the same time, we say thank you very much for your friendship and wish you a healthy and happy year 2019."

News about Schumacher has been more frequent in the media over recent months, but a statement from his wife is extremely rare.

We understand that Schumacher needs round-the-clock £115,000-per-week care. His son, Mick Schumacher, won the Formula 3 title earlier this year and looks to move closer to Formula 1 in F2 next season.

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