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Michael Schumacher: Wife Says F1 Legend Is 'Getting Better'

11/07/2014 11:33 BST | Updated 11/07/2014 11:59 BST

Michael Schumacher's wife claims the seven-times Formula One world champion is "getting better slowly" after spending six months in a coma following head injuries sustained in a skiing accident.

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Schumacher was transferred from a hospital in Grenoble in June, almost six months after he was placed in a medically induced coma, and moved to the University Hospital in Lausanne closer to his home.

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Schumacher of Germany and Mercedes GP walks with his wife Corrina in Abu Dhabi in 2011

The 45-year-old is currently undergoing what was described at the time as "a long phase of rehabilitation".

This has allowed wife Corinna to make her first public appearance this week since her husband was involved in the accident in the French Alpine resort of Meribel.

Speaking to German women's magazine, Neue Post, Corinna was quoted as saying: "It's getting better, slowly certainly, but in any case it's improving."