Netflix 'Schumacher': Michael Schumacher's wife Corrina opens up on skiing accident
The wife of the former racer made headlines when he spoke for the first time in the upcoming documentary on Netflix
Michael Schumacher's wife, Corrina Schumacher has been a constant by the German racing legend's side ever since his tragic skiing accident in December 2013. Schumacher sustained a head injury despite wearing a helmet. He now resides in his mansion in Gland, Switzerland. It was widely reported that Corrina maintained ample privacy about his condition and the family only provided irregular updates about his recovery
The Formula One champion will be the face of Netflix's latest documentary, 'Schumacher' that follows his immensely successful racing career and also provides details following his accident, something the world doesn't have an exact idea about apart from the media reports. The docu also sees Corrina speak for the first time.
Who is Corrina Schumacher?
The wife of the former racer made headlines when she shed light on her husband's condition in the upcoming documentary 'Schumacher'. Corrina, 52, She said he was different, but his presence gave the family strength. "Michael is here. Different, but he's here, and that gives us strength, I find," ESPN quoted Corrina as saying. "We're together. We live together at home. We do therapy. We do everything we can to make Michael better and to make sure he's comfortable. And to simply make him feel our family, our bond."
Corrina is an animal rights activist who married Michael in 1995. She has two children, Gina-Maria (24) and Mick (22), who is currently racing with Haas F1. Corrina is an accomplished horse rider winning the European Championship in western style horse riding in 2010. Prior to marrying the racer, she was in a relationship with Heinz Harald Frentzen, the F1 driver who raced for Williams Racing. She owns a CS horse ranch in Texas that focuses on training and showing.
She also added the family was doing everything they could, in the much-anticipated docu. "And no matter what, I will do everything I can. We all will. We're trying to carry on as a family, the way Michael liked it and still does. And we are getting on with our lives."
“I never blamed God for why this happened now. It [the accident] was just really bad luck – all the bad luck anyone could ever have in their life,” she added
"'Private is private', as he always said. It's very important to me that he can continue to enjoy his private life as much as possible. "Michael always protected us, and now we are protecting Michael." The seven-time racing champ met with a skiing accident in the French alps where he fell and hit his head on a rock, He was airlifted to the hospital and was in a medically induced coma after two surgeries.
The official synopsis of the Netflix documentary reads: "Fully supported by Michael Schumacher’s family, SCHUMACHER features rare interviews and previously undisclosed archival footage and draws a very sensitive yet critical portrait of the seven-time World Champion. The documentary explores the many facets that made and define this complex athlete and accompanies him on his meteoric rise in this challenging and dangerous sport, which is followed by millions worldwide."
'Schumacher' releases September 15 on Netflix.