Michael Schumacher ‘loved throwing people into the pool’ – wife opens up on F1 hero’s life

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Corinna Schumacher has revealed never-before-known details of her life with the sporting hero both before – and after – his tragic skiing accident in December 2013. F1 driver Michael Schumacher, who retired from the sport in 2002 after winning a record seven world titles, suffered a serious brain injury after falling and hitting his head on a rock while skiing with his son Mick in the French Alps. He was wearing a helmet at the time of the horrific accident.

The German was air-lifted to hospital in nearby Grenoble before undergoing two rounds of surgery. He was then placed in a medically induced coma for six months.

Schumacher has since returned to his home in Lake Geneva, where he has reportedly received around-the-clock care since 2014 from his wife Corinna and a specialist team of medical professionals.

Details on the German’s condition have been few and far between – a decision from the family to keep that private – but Corinna has revealed all about his fun-loving character in a rare interview ahead of the release of the Netflix documentary, ‘Michael’.

She said: “He loved it. We laughed so much, had so much real fun.

“The kids still remember that, that it was always fun. Michael loved throwing people into the pool.

“We all ended up the pool all the time – that was Michael’s thing.

“Even at our wedding people were thrown into the pool.

“He couldn’t sing well. But he always sang My Way because he knew the lyrics.”

Corinna adds: “He’s simply the most loveable person I’ve ever met.

“I once made dinner for him on his birthday.

“He was the only one who helped me to clear up and do the dishes afterwards, and I thought, ‘That’s a proper bloke!”

“I fell in love with him simply because he was a wonderful person.

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“I just sensed that he was something special to me.”

During the Netflix documentary about her husband, Corinna breaks down in tears while providing a heart-breaking update on his health.

The F1 legend’s wife declared she misses her husband “every day” and they try to make his life as comfortable as possible.

Speaking on the Netflix documentary, Corinna told viewers: “I miss Michael every day.

“But Michael is here – different, but here. He still shows me how strong he is every day.”

She tearfully said: “We’d always made it through his races safely, which is why I was certain he had a few guardian angels that were keeping an eye out for him.

“I don’t know if it’s just a kind of protective wall that you put up yourself or if it’s because you’re in a way naïve – but it simply never occurred to me that anything could ever happen to Michael.”

Referencing the skiing accident, she says: “It was just really bad luck – all the bad luck anyone could ever have in their life.”

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