First Picture of Formula 1 legend Michael Schumacher since his 2013 skiing accident, is reportedly being offered to European media outlets for £1 million.
An investigation is under way into who took the picture at the German Racer’s house in Geneva, Switzerland. Moreover, how the culprit managed to smuggle it out under the nose of athlete’s manager and nursing staff is concerning.
As indicated by the Daily Express, the media house declined to name their source while being questioned. Subsequently, the examination is put on hold.
Schumacher received severe head injuries after a skiing mishap in Meribel, France on December 29, 2013. The racer was airlifted to Grenoble University Hospital, before being shifted to Switzerland. He is been looked after in his home in Switzerland Since September 2014.
The state of the 47-year-old remains a firmly watched secret as he keeps on recuperating from the accident.
The image, which was clicked without the consent of Schumacher has not been made available to the media house or the prosecutors in Offenburg, Germany.
Prosecutors have said that “an unknown person” took a “secret” picture of Schumacher at his home in Switzerland. Furthermore, has offered it for sale for “high amounts of money.”
“Michael’s health is not a public content, so we will not comment on it, just because we need to protect the privateness of Michael as much as possible,” Schumacher’s manager Sabine Kehm said. “We are conscious that this is difficult to understand for few people, but we are in perfect agreement with Michael’s attitude. We can only give our thanks for understanding.”
Schumacher’s family are setting up the “Keep Fighting” campaign to express their gratitude to his fans for their constant support.
“We want to encourage others never to give up; the initiative is another sign of respect and thanks to Michael’s fans,” Schumacher’s wife Corinna said.