Medical records of former Formula One world champion Michael Schumacher have allegedly been stolen and offered for sale to the World’s media.
The 45-year-old racing legend was involved in a horrendous skiing accident in the French Alps in December last year, which left him in a coma fighting for life.
Schumacher survived two life threatening operations to remove blood clots on his brain, before being put into an assisted coma using powerful drugs to reduce cerebral swelling.
The seven time world champion’s representatives including his manager, Sabine Kehm, have already warned media outlets that they will press charges if the ‘confidential’ medical notes offered for sale are ever made public.
Sabine Kehm said: “We cannot judge if these documents are authentic. However, the documents are clearly stolen. The theft has been reported. The authorities are involved.”
After waking up from the medically induced coma last week, Schumacher was transferred to the University Hospital of Lausanne to be closer to his two teenage children and wife Corinna.
However, Doctor Harry Hartstein recently criticised Schumacher’s management team for announcing the “triumphal claims” of recovery experience by the driver, and advised Schumacher’s fans to prepare for the worse, because he is unlikely to ever make a full recovery.