Michael Schumacher described as 'there but not there' in sad update on F1 icon
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Former F1 boss Eddie Jordan has provided a sad update on Michael Schumacher's mysterious condition.
Jordan, who handed Schumacher his F1 debut back in 1991 at the Belgian Grand Prix, says his good friend is "there but not there" following his skiing accident in 2013.
He added that Schumacher's current health condition means he is "not able to be part of the family".
Almost a decade ago, it was revealed that the seven-time F1 champion had been put into a coma after suffering devastating head injuries as a result of a ski crash.
Even since that news broke, any updates surrounding Schumacher's condition and recovery have been largely kept secret from the public.
But now, in a major revelation, Jordan has provided an update on the 54-year-old's state while discussing Schumacher's son Mick.
"As far as I'm concerned, I was touched by it and the reason I was touched by it was because it can't be easy knowing that your father is not able to be part of the family, he's there but he's not there," Jordan told sports betting company OLBG.
"I have my own view that I don't want to make public but my guess is that Mick showed elating compassion and the way he spoke about his father when the season was not going particularly well for him, he's been dropped for somebody else, and that's a tough decision, he has another fight to come back and to make his name, climb up that ladder again.
"I'm quite sure he will do it. Maybe it was the right thing that happened, but it touched me because I felt so much about Michael, I went out of my way to find him, give him his first chance in Spa, didn't last very long but that love for him still lasts and will always do so while I'm able to draw breaths."
Jordan also said that he asked Schumacher's wife Corinna if he could pay his old friend a visit.
His requests were denied.
"I reached out and one stage asked was it appropriate and did I think we should go and visit him," he added.
"The answer was no. No visitations for anyone at that moment except the actual direct family.
"However, since then, young Mick Schumacher - Michael's son - has reached out to me, and he has been extraordinary."
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