Michael Schumacher has come out of the coma and has left the hospital in Grenoble where he remained admitted since December 29 last year, the day he suffered an accident while skiing in Méribel station. This was confirmed on Monday at noon Sabine Kehm, the spokesman for the German expiloto.

“Michael has left the Grenoble University Hospital to continue his long rehabilitation process. No longer in a coma,” reads the statement issued by Kehm, which thereupon thanked the staff throughout the health center and the next line asks for respect and privacy for the Schumacher family. ” The family wants to thank you for all the support received. We are convinced that you have helped, ” the note continues.

More than five months have passed since the accident that Schumacher suffered that Sunday in the French Alps, where he has his winter residence. That morning, about eleven, seven-times world F1, 45, left the area marked out, lost control of his skis and rushed headlong into a rock.

The rescue squad took him by helicopter to hospital in Moutiers, although little while later he was transferred to Grenoble, where he fell into a coma. The doctors underwent two brain operations carried out in the two days after his arrival, to stabilize as far as possible and reduce edema caused by the blow, and intracranial pressure. Predictions about his health have varied greatly throughout all this time, and this has led to countless rumors about his condition.

In early February, coinciding with the first tests of F-1 of the year, the medical team confirmed that he had begun to withdraw sedation to be waking out, and  later, in April, again it was confirmed he had begun to react to external stimuli.

” Michael is progressing, and goes through moments of consciousness and wakes,” then said the German. Two months after that good news of this Monday is still infinitely better.