Michael Schumacher's wife opens up for first time about his condition
Corinna Schumacher was speaking as part of a new Netflix documentary looking at her husband's life.
Schumacher suffered a near-fatal brain injury and was kept in a medically-induced coma until June 2014, but since then his family has protected his privacy and closely guarded details of his recovery and health.
Corinna Schumacher said that she and her family all miss Michael. Although he's still alive, she says he's "different," but she added that he "still shows me how strong he is every day".
Corinna also revealed that one of the last things the seven-time Formula 1 world champion said to her before the accident was that the snow "isn't optimal".
In a documentary, set to be released on Netflix on September 15, Corinna says: "I miss Michael every day. But it's not just me who misses him. It's the children, the family, his father, everyone around him." The documentary, SCHUMACHER, will feature interviews with his family and never-before-seen archive footage.
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She continues: "Everybody misses Michael, but Michael is here - different, but here. He still shows me how strong he is every day.
"Shortly before it happened in Meribel, he said to me, 'The snow isn't optimal. We could fly to Dubai and go skydiving there.'"
Since the accident, Schumacher has been cared for privately at his Swiss home by Lake Geneva.
His son, Mick, who followed in his father's footsteps by becoming a professional F1 driver, says that he would "give up everything" for the chance to speak to his father again and catch up about how he has now become an F1 driver like his dad.
Mick won a world championship in Formula 3 before joining Ferrari's driving academy. Now driving for Haas, the 22-year-old said: "Since the accident, of course, these experiences, these moments that I believe many people have with their parents, are no longer present or to a lesser extent. And in my view, that is a little unfair.
"I think me and dad, we would understand each other in a different way now. Simply because we speak a similar language – the language of motorsport – and that we would have a lot more to talk about.
"And that is where my head is most of the time. Thinking that would be so cool … I would give up everything just for that."
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