Michael Schumacher's wife thanks F1 legend 'for everything he did for me' in heartwarming interview
FORMULA One legend Michael Schumacher's wife Corinna has paid tribute to her husband in a rare interview, saying: "I don't forget who I have to thank."
Schumacher has not been seen since his near-fatal brain injury in 2013 in France, where he hit his head on a rock while skiing.
Since 2014 he has been cared for at his Lake Geneva home by Corinna, 50, and children Gina-Marie, 22, and Mick, 20.
And in a rare interview with She Magazine in Germany, Corinna paid tribute to her husband and thanked him for "doing everything" for her and their kids.
She told the magazine: "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.
"He did everything for me. I will never forget who I have to thank. That would be my husband Michael."
The family have a ranch in the Swiss town of Givrins which was given to Corinna by her husband in 2005 for their 10th wedding anniversary.
Corinna and her daughter now organise riding events there.
She added: "I am glad that I have such a great team that keeps everything going. I feel the greatest pride when I see Gina.
"What she has already achieved and how much fun she is – that makes me happy."
Earlier this year, Gina helped Germany secure a gold medal in the SVAG FEI Reining European Championship in Switzerland.
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It is almost six years since Schumacher suffered severe head injuries in a low-speed fall while skiing with his son, Mick, on the Combe de Saulire above Méribel, and he's not been seen in public since.
Schumacher spent three months in a medically-induced coma after the accident and has had years of intensive care at his house in Gland, a Swiss town on the shore of Lake Geneva.
His condition now appears to have stabilised and in January this year he was taken by helicopter to the family's holiday home in Mallorca for his 50th birthday.
In September he was taken to the Georges-Pompidou in Paris in September, the third time he's been treated there this year, where he had stem cell transfusion to reduce inflammation.
The German seven-time F1 world champion was treated there by French stem cell specialist Prof Philippe Menasché.
Le Parisien said an employee in the cardiology department had told a colleague: "Yes, he is in my department. And I can assure you he is conscious."
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