Michael Schumacher’s family have said they are “doing everything humanly possible” to help the stricken star on the eve of his 50th birthday.
Schumacher’s family issued a rare public statement, thanking fans for their continued love and support, while confirming the seven-time World Champion’s health status will remain private.
Schumacher fell and suffered severe head during a family skiing holiday in the French Alps in December 2013.
“You can be sure that he is in the very best of hands and that we are doing everything humanly possible to help him,” read the family statement on the official Schumacher Facebook page.
“Please understand if we are following Michael’s wishes and keeping such a sensitive subject as health, as it has always been, in privacy.
“At the same time we say thank you very much for your friendship and wish you a healthy and happy year 2019.”
The family are urging fans to celebrate his 50th birthday tomorrow with a new app containing a virtual museum which will be launched on the day.
“We are very happy to celebrate Michael’s 50th birthday tomorrow together with you and thank you from the bottom of our hearts that we can do this together,” said the family.
“As a gift to him, you and us, Keep Fighting Foundation has created a virtual museum. The Official Michael Schumacher App will be released tomorrow, so that we can review all together Michael’s successes.
“The app is another milestone in our effort to do justice to him and you, his fans, by celebrating his accomplishments. We wish you a lot of fun with it.
“Michael can be proud of what he has achieved, and so are we! That’s why we remember his successes with the Michael Schumacher Private Collection exhibition in Cologne, by publishing memories in social media and by continuing his charitable work through the Keep Fighting Foundation.
“We want to remember and celebrate his victories, his records and his jubilation.”