Michael Schumacher Almost Went Skydiving Instead of Skiing on Day of Accident

  • Michael Schumacher thought about going skydiving instead of skiing on the day of his accident.
  • The seven-time F1 world champion suffered brain damage after a skiing accident in 2013.
  • His wife, Corinna, said he is “here but different,” and that she misses him every day.

Michael Schumacher almost decided to go skydiving instead of skiing on the day of a tragic accident that left him with brain damage.

The seven-time Formula One world champion was skiing with friends and his 14-year-old son Mick in Méribel, France when he fell and hit his head on a rock.

The German spent six months in hospital before being moved to a rehabilitation center in Switzerland.

He has not been seen in public since the accident and his current condition is kept secret by his family. 

The French ski resort of Meribel

Schumacher was skiing with his 14-year-old son at the time


Speaking as part of a new

documentary on the driver’s life, “Schumacher,” his wife Corinna revealed he had almost gone skydiving instead.

“Shortly before it happened in Méribel, he said to me ‘The snow isn’t optimal. We could fly to Dubai and go skydiving there.

“I have never blamed God for what happened. It was just really bad luck, all the bad luck anyone can have in life. It’s always terrible when you say ‘Why is this happening to Michael or us?’ But then why does it happen to other people?”

German Formula 1 driver Michael Schumacher poses with his wife Corinna

The pair have been married since 1995

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His wife of 26 years also gave a rare glimpse into his current condition.

“Of course, I miss Michael every day but it’s not just me who misses him. The children, the family, his father, everyone around him. Everybody misses Michael but Michael is here. Different, but he’s here and that gives us strength I find.

“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.

“To simply make him feel our family, our bond. And no matter what, I will do everything I can. We all will,” she said.


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