Michael Schumacher 'opened his eyes and nodded' on way to hospital

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michael schumacher nodded and opened eyes during hospital transfer
michael schumacher nodded and opened eyes during hospital transfer


Michael Schumacher opened his eyes and nodded during the transfer from a hospital in Grenoble to Lausanne, Swiss media has reported.

It was announced on Monday by the 45-year-old's management that he had woken up from a coma after six months and was transferred to a rehab facility in Switzerland, where he kept his eyes "open for long periods" and "nodded" to doctors and medical staff during the 120-mile ambulance transfer, Swiss news agency SDA reports.

According to the Daily Telegraph, the agency reported that the Formula One champion did not speak during the transfer but used his eyes and nodded to communicate.

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Ambulance staff were not told the identity of the world-famous patient in advance and were made to give up their phones as they arrived at the hospital in Grenoble, the Daily Mail reports.

After the transfer, Matthias Volken, medical superintendent of the ambulance firm, said: "I can confirm that we carried out the drive to transfer (Schumacher) on Monday."

The Local reports that some medical experts have suggested Schumacher will never completely recover, but his family have not released new information about his condition.

Yesterday, the former racing driver's intimate holiday photos with wife Corinna were released.

Schumacher was placed in a medically induced coma after a ski accident in Meribel in December.

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