Michael Schumacher 'would love' to attend FIA event

Published on 06 Dec 2017 09:25

Figures close to Michael Schumacher say the F1 legend was missed at an FIA function this week. F1's governing body launched its hall of fame, and seven time world champion Schumacher was among those inducted.

"I would have liked to see him here tonight," FIA president Jean Todt said, according to Bild newspaper. "Michael continues to fight." Schumacher suffered brain injuries in a late 2013 skiing fall in France. His current health condition is not publicly known.

The 48-year-old's manager Sabine Kehm was also at the FIA event, and said: "We all know Michael should be here himself, and I'm very sure he would love to be here. He always had the utmost respect for everyone here and would feel very honoured," Kehm added.

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US ajpennypacker 06 Dec 2017 19:17+1
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How about an update on his health for his fans? I baffled by the comprehensive and absurdly expensive effort made to maintain everything about his health a secret.
SE calle.itw 06 Dec 2017 20:590
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Im not sure I want to know, or if I care enough to bother his family about it. They'll release something whent they are ready, Im sure of it.
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yeah agree - what's with the secrecy - there's millions of people that want to know - a lack of news just makes us all think the worst, Im hopeful that is not the case.
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If you read between the lines, his condition is really bad. Kehm assumes Michael would have loved to be there. She says he always HAD the utmost respect for everyone at the event. She says he WOULD be very honoured.

Choice of words indicates Michael has no idea about the entire event taking place.. it’s clear they did not talk about Kehm being there anyway. The way I read it..
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Schumacher's family owes us nothing.

If they want to keep his condition a secret that's their choice. I probably would've done the same thing.

Plus, it's fairly easy to read between the lines of what have been said over the years to see that he is in a really bad state. Maybe there'll be a medical breakthrough at some point that will improve his health to the point where he can make appearances here and there, but it's doubtful.

As a huge Schumacher fan, I'd actually prefer to remember him from his prime, rather than knowing and seeing what kind of a condition he's in now.
US ajpennypacker 07 Dec 2017 19:05+1
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Clearly they have no obligation. I just don't understand why it's so important to maintain everything so secret. The way they would do with the leader of a country because of the political implications. Anyway... it's not that important. We can agree the he is obviously in very bad condition still.

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