Michael Schumacher’s former manager has claimed that his wife is hiding the truth about the Formula One legend’s condition.
F1 legend Schumacher suffered a serious brain injury in December 2013 in a skiing accident in the French Alps, which left him in a coma.
Little has since been revealed about the condition of the seven-time world champion since he moved to being treated at home in September 2014.
Last month, Willi Weber, his long-term manager, told Munich newspaper TZ last month that Schumacher’s fans should be kept better informed.
Now, speaking in a German documentary, celebrating the 25th anniversary of Schumacher’s first World Championship in 1994, Weber has claimed that he has made numerous requests to see Schumacher – only for them to be knocked back by wife Corinna.
And he has stated that Corinna fears the truth about Schumacher’s condition entering the public domain.
“I know that Michael has been hit hard, but unfortunately I do not know what progress he makes,” Weber states in The Michael Schumacher Tale.
“I’d like to know how he’s doing and shake hands or stroke his face.
“But unfortunately, this is rejected by Corinna. She’s probably afraid that I’ll see right away what’s going on and make the truth public.
“I firmly believe in Michael’s recovery, because I know he is a fighter.
“If there is a chance, he will use it. That cannot be the end.
“I pray for him and am convinced that we will see him again.”
Corinna, who married Michael in 1995, recently paid tribute to her husband in an interview with She magazine, while discussing her love of horses.
“When I was 30, I very much wanted to have a horse and Michael went with me to Dubai, where I intended to buy an Arabian horse,” she said.
“He did everything for me. I will never forget who I have to thank. That would be my husband Michael.”