Michael Schumacher health latest: F1 star ‘spotted in Majorca’ as recovery continues
It had been thought the Formula One legend was being cared for at his home in Switzerland ahead of a permanent move to the Mediterranean island later in the year. It is believed the F1 icon spent the holidays, including his milestone birthday on January 3, at the luxury villa before going back to his Lake Geneva home. F1’s most successful driver ever was seen arriving on a dark blue helicopter at Port D’Andratx in Majorca, German magazine Bunte reported.
He was then taken to the grand house, called Villa Yasmin, which is high up in the Spanish island’s mountains.
The villa features stunning sea views, two swimming pools, a helipad and large garden.
Schumacher, who spent many summers holidaying in Majorca in years gone by, flew aboard a specially adapted Bell 429 Global Ranger helicopter with medical staff who were on duty throughout his stay.
The family brought along their brown and white Welsh corgi, Kalle, along for their winter holiday.
They were joined by Michael’s brother Ralf who also lives in Majorca and had a successful career in Formula One.
Spanish publication Vanitatis said security workers on the island had confirmed he was no longer at the villa.
Reports suggest he is to return to Majorca later in the year.
However, Schumacher’s family previously dismissed suggestions he was being relocated to the Mediterranean island last year and said they had bought the £30million house purely as a holiday home.
Schumacher is continuing to recover from the horror skiing accident which left him in an induced coma five years ago.
Schumacher has not been seen in public since his horrific accident while on holiday in the French Alps days after Christmas in 2013.
The latest update on Schumacher’s condition came from a German archbishop last month who said the driving champion still looks the same but his face had “become a little fuller”.
Georg Ganswein, an advisor to Pope Francis, said Schumacher “senses that loving people are around him, caring for him and keeping the overly curious public away.
Schumacher’s family have kept his health immensely private and repeatedly said it is not a public matter, despite a huge outpouring of support from his millions of fans.
He continues to receive £50,000-a-week medical care but is not thought to be bedridden or on a life support system as many fans had feared.
But Schumacher’s lawyer, Felix Damm, told a Hamburg court two years ago that he could not walk.