Amid the ongoing media blackout over Michael Schumacher’s health condition, his family was recently spotted happily cheering on the riders during the FEI World Reining Championships at the CS Ranch in Switzerland on Thursday. At the event, Corinna, the wife of the stricken Formula One legend, was seen with his 18-year-old son, Mick.

Despite years-long of hardships following Michael Schumacher’s unfortunate skiing accident in the French Alpine Resort of Méribel on Dec. 29, 2013, Corinna and Mick have finally found a reason to smile when they watched the sports event at their private reigning facility.

It is a known fact that the family has been through tough times but it didn’t stop them from enjoying the reigning competition.

Corinna’s intimate relationship with her kids

The Schumachers have always valued their privacy that is why fans rarely see them out in the public together, especially after Michael’s accident. But in the recent sighting, Bunte noted that the family gave a glimpse of their intimate relationships toward each other.

The German publication added that the photos showed how significant Michael’s children — Mick and Gina-Maria — to his wife Corinna, who has remained incredibly strong and supportive to her family since the accident.

Corinna, who’s been in high spirits at the event, was also seen smiling, laughing and cuddling with her son. She was even spotted “playing the air guitar” as she talked with Mick, The Sun noted.

‘Empty dream’

According to Peter Coster of Sportshounds, updates have remained scarce when it comes to the health condition of the seven-time world F1 champ, who is currently confined at a highly secured and custom-made medical suite that was built on his Lake Geneva estate.

Even though there have been several reports claiming that the former F1 superstar has been able to stand and walk, the Schumachers denied the reports.

Since then, no concrete updates were released. Coster even cited the family’s statement regarding Michael’s “moments of consciousness and awakening.” Unfortunately, that report was three years ago and there’s nothing more ever since.

Hence, Coster hinted that the racer’s recovery could be an “empty dream.”

Meanwhile, Daily Mail reported last year about an attempted leakage of Michael's photos showing him lying in bed for $1.2 million (£1 million). At the time, Offenburg prosecutors launched an investigation into a possible breach of privacy rights.

Not a ‘public issue’

Even though fans are dying to know the real score on Michael’s health and recovery, his longtime manager Sabine Kehm stressed that the health condition of the 48-year-old F1 legend is not a “public issue.” Kehm also emphasized that they need to protect his “intimate sphere” legally and in long term, saying every health-related statement could affect his privacy, Daily Mirror quoted.

Private collection exhibit in Cologne

Despite the media blackout on Schumacher’s health condition, his avid fans will definitely feel ecstatic because an exhibit of his private collection is set to take place in Marburg (February) and Cologne (April) next year. According to SpeedWeek, fans will be able to see the world champion’s trophies, racing suits, and other special memorabilia.


Due to the overwhelming fans’ support, the Schumachers launched a non-profit campaign called “Keep Fighting” through the website. As per ESPN, the initiative wishes to spread the optimism shown by Michael’s supporters since the 2013 skiing accident.

Furthermore, the hashtag #KeepFightingMichael also remained a trending social media plea since its November 2014 launch.

As stated in Michael’s official website, which was relaunched three years ago as a platform for the fans, there have already been 150,063 tweets from supporters worldwide.

The family, on the other hand, also expressed their appreciation to the daily messages that often rendered them “speechless.” In a “Thank You” message published on Schumi’s website, the family repeatedly thanked the supporters for giving them strength and for believing that Michael will fully recover soon.