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Michael Schumacher 'stable' media urged to respect privacy

January 01, 2014 17:20 IST

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Seven-time Formula One world champion Michael Schumacher was in a stable condition on Wednesday, three days after suffering brain injuries in a skiing accident, his agent Sabine Kehm said outside the hospital treating him.

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Kehm urged journalists to respect the 44-year-old German's privacy after security guards said they had intercepted a journalist disguised as a priest trying to get into Schumacher's room.


Image: Ferrari flags are seen in front of the CHU Nord hospital emergency unit in Grenoble, French Alps, where Michael Schumacher is hospitalized after a ski accident
Photographs: Robert Pratta/Reuters

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"Security got him before he came close ... I don't want to go into details of what exactly we are doing security-wise. However I can assure you there is security because we do have constant attempts from media and people to come close," she said.

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Schumacher is battling for his life after slamming his head against a rock while skiing off-piste in the French resort of Meribel on Sunday.


Image: Sabine Kehm (centre), agent for Michael Schumacher, talks to journalists
Photographs: Charles Platiau/Reuters

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"His condition remains stable this morning. At the moment this is good news but I don't want to go into further prospects as it is too early. He is still in an artificial coma," Kehm said at the hospital in the eastern city of Grenoble.

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Doctors carried out an operation late on Monday to treat the effects of internal bleeding within Schumacher's skull.


Image: Former Ferrari team manager and current FIA President Jean Todt (left) and his girlfriend actress Michelle Yeoh leave the CHU hospital emergency unit in Grenoble, French Alps
Photographs: Charles Platiau/Reuters

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