SportsBehind the privacy wall: Michael Schumacher's life post-accident and the untold story of a wife's unwavering commitment

Behind the privacy wall: Michael Schumacher's life post-accident and the untold story of a wife's unwavering commitment

Since 2013, the life of the Schumacher family has been flowing at a completely different pace.
Since 2013, the life of the Schumacher family has been flowing at a completely different pace.
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10:42 PM EST, January 24, 2024

Corinna Betsch and Michael Schumacher tied the knot in August 1995, and two years later, they welcomed their daughter, Gina-Maria. Their son Mick was born in 1999. Throughout these years, they tried to keep their private life well-guarded from the media.

Michael always said, "Privacy is privacy," - Corinna shared in a Netflix documentary.

2013 Skiing Expedition

In 2013, Michael Schumacher embarked on a skiing trip with his son in Méribel in the French Alps. However, tragedy struck when Michael fell and hit his head against a stone. The Formula 1 driver was lucky to survive the accident.

The following day, the media reported that the Formula 1 driver was critically injured and had to be medically induced into a coma.

On December 30, 2013, a conference was held. The attending doctors announced that if Schumacher hadn't been wearing his helmet, he likely wouldn't have made it to the hospital alive.

"It has always been extremely important to me that Michael could have as much privacy as possible. Michael always took care of us, and now we are taking care of him," Corinna shared.

Ever since the accident, the Formula 1 driver's wife has diligently protected their privacy and, above all, withheld information about her husband's condition from the public eye. Their family's press secretary also refrains from commenting on this matter. Yet, speculation continues.

"The Sun" reports that Schumacher receives medical therapy costing about 115 thousand pounds weekly, or approximately 6 million pounds. Allegedly, a team of 15 doctors and nurses, along with his wife, provide his daily care.

"I miss Michael. He's still here, just in a different way. He shows me his strength every day. We try to stick together as a family, just as Michael would've wanted. We live together, carry out therapy sessions, and do everything we can to ensure that Michael is as comfortable as possible. We're persevering," Corinna stated in an interview with Netflix.
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