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Schumacher moved to Swiss hospital after emerging from coma

Published on Jun 16, 2014 7:05 PM
 
Michael Schumacher of Germany looks on during a news conference at the Mugello racetrack in Scarperia, central Italy, on January 24, 2006. The Formula One champion was transferred from a French hospital to a facility in Switzerland on Monday, June 16, 2014 after emerging from a coma following his devastating ski accident in December. -- PHOTO: REUTERS

LYON (AFP) - Formula One champion Michael Schumacher was transferred from a French hospital to a facility in Switzerland on Monday after emerging from a coma following his devastating ski accident in December.

In a surprise announcement, the retired racing star's spokeswoman Sabine Kehm said he had left hospital in the French Alpine city of Grenoble, where he had been treated since December when he slammed his head on a rock while skiing with his son and friends.

The 45-year-old was transferred to a hospital in the Swiss city of Lausanne, hospital spokesman Darcy Christen later told AFP, where he will be undergoing further treatment.

"His family would like to explicitly thank all his treating doctors, nurses and therapists in Grenoble as well as the first aiders at the place of the accident, who did an excellent job in those first months," Kehm said in a statement.

 
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