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The seven-time champion Formula One (F1) legend has finally awaken from his five month long coma after the terrible skiing accident he faced in the French Alps that severely injured his head.

According to Schumacher’s manager, Sabine Kehm, Schumacher has been transferred from Grenoble hospital in France to Lausanne university hospital in Switzerland and is currently receiving rehabilitation.

“For the future we ask for understanding that his further rehabilitation will take place away from the public eye,” said Kehm, without giving further details.

Based on the reports in Bild Newspaper, Schumacher opens his eyes during “waking phases”, and according to his manager, was showing “some moments of communication”, especially with his wife, Corinna and their children.

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Schumacher with his wife, Corinna.

All along, Schumacher has been receiving intensive treatment at a hospital in Grenoble, France, due to the head injury he received during the ski trip holiday at the resort of Meribel with his son and friends.

Schumacher fell and hit a rock, where the collision violently split his helmet into two and critically injured his head. Schumacher had since undergone two operations to remove blood clots from his brain before being placed into coma.

On behalf of Schumacher’s family, Kehm stated in a statement that they “would like to explicitly thank all his treating doctors, nurses and therapists in Grenoble as well as the first aiders at the scene of the accident, who did an excellent job in those first months.”

She further added, “The family also wishes to thank all the people who have sent Michael all the many good wishes … We are sure it helped him.”

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The accident site at the ski resort in Meribel.