Schumacher "stable", media urged to respect privacy

GRENOBLE, France Wed Jan 1, 2014 4:35pm IST

1 of 2. Former Ferrari team manager and current FIA President Jean Todt (L) leaves the CHU hospital emergency unit in Grenoble, French Alps, where retired seven-times Formula One world champion Michael Schumacher is hospitalized after a ski accident, December 31, 2013.

Credit: Reuters/Robert Pratta

Related Topics

GRENOBLE, France (Reuters) - Seven-times Formula One world champion Michael Schumacher was in a stable condition on Wednesday, three days after suffering brain injuries in a skiing accident, his agent Sabine Kehm said outside the hospital treating him.

Kehm urged journalists to respect the 44-year-old German's privacy after security guards said they had intercepted a journalist disguised as a priest trying to get into Schumacher's room.

"Security got him before he came close ... I don't want to go into details of what exactly we are doing security-wise. However I can assure you there is security because we do have constant attempts from media and people to come close," she said.

Schumacher is battling for his life after slamming his head against a rock while skiing off-piste in the French resort of Meribel on Sunday.

"His condition remains stable this morning. At the moment this is good news but I don't want to go into further prospects as it is too early. He is still in an artificial coma," Kehm said at the hospital in the eastern city of Grenoble.

Doctors carried out an operation late on Monday to treat the effects of internal bleeding within Schumacher's skull.

(Reporting by Lucien Libert; Writing by Mark John; Editing by Andrew Heavens)

FILED UNDER:
Comments (0)
This discussion is now closed. We welcome comments on our articles for a limited period after their publication.

  • Most Popular
  • Most Shared

REUTERS SHOWCASE

Rising Inflation

Rising Inflation

Food prices push inflation up, limit RBI's room to act.  Full Article 

New Direction

New Direction

New CEO Nadella pushes data culture at Microsoft.  Full Article 

Infosys Results

Infosys Results

Infosys says staff exodus a worry after Q4 profits beat estimates  Full Article 

Deal Talk

Deal Talk

Diageo in $1.9 billion bid to raise stake in United Spirits.  Full Article 

Reuters Poll

Reuters Poll

Domestic fund managers start to bet on own economy  Full Article 

S&P on India

S&P on India

India's policy reforms to affect sovereign ratings - S&P.  Full Article 

Toyota's Performance

Toyota's Performance

After two bumper years, Toyota braces for shift to slower growth.  Full Article 

Third Gender

Third Gender

Supreme Court recognises transgenders as third gender in landmark ruling.  Full Article 

Reuters India Mobile

Reuters India Mobile

Get the latest news on the go. Visit Reuters India on your mobile device.  Full Coverage