A Swiss newspaper has revealed that Formula One legend Michael Schumacher had been conscious and his eyes were open during his top-secret transfer from a French hospital to a facility in Switzerland. The German was moved on Monday after he emerged from a coma following his devastating ski accident on 29 December last year.
Swiss newspaper Blick said Schumacher had his eyes open for most of the journey by private ambulance, which was conducted like a secret service operation.
According to News.com.au, the paper said Schumacher did not speak but communicated by nodding his head during the 200-kilometer journey. Media reports have revealed that the identity of the seven-time world champion was not told to the ambulance company in advance and the staff had to give up their mobile phones when they came into contact with Schumacher. The paper said Schumacher had lost a lot of weight during his 170 days in hospital in the French city of Grenoble.
Schumacher is currently being treated in one of Switzerland's best hospital which has renowned neurology experts.
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