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Michael Schumacher’s family breaks silence on racer’s 50th birthday

Michael Schumacher’s family breaks silence on racer’s 50th birthday

With his upcoming 50th birthday, Michael Schumacher’s family has offered a rare insight into the health of the racing legend as they gave assurance that he is being well taken care of.

After retiring from racing in 2012, the seven-times Formula One world champion has not been sighted since, as he suffered from a critical head injury due to a skiing accident five years ago.

Schumacher is currently receiving at-home care in Switzerland.

“You can be sure that he is in the very best of hands and that we are doing everything humanly possible to help him,” said the family in a statement.

“Please understand if we are following Michael’s wishes and keeping such a sensitive subject as health, as it has always been, in privacy.”

The family also revealed that they will be releasing an official Michael Schumacher app on Thursday to give fans an inside look into the race car driver’s success.

“The app is another milestone in our effort to do justice to him and you, his fans, by celebrating his accomplishments,” said the family.

“Michael can be proud of what he has achieved, and so are we … we want to remember and celebrate his victories, his records and his jubilation.”

Schumacher obtained his first two wins with Benetton in 1994 and 1995. He then went on to achieve five consecutive wins with Ferrari between 2000-2004.

Till today, the German is considered the most successful driver in the history of the sport, with a record 91 Grand Prix wins.