Reports published on Michael Schumacher’s 46th birthday claim the seven-time Formula One champion cries when he hears his family’s voices.
Schumacher is continuing his recovery from a serious head injury sustained in a skiing accident in December 2013 and is being treated in a specially-built centre at his home by Lake Geneva.
The German legend’s family have been by his side since he left hospital in September, with wife Corinna saying in a rare press statement that his recovery “will presumably take a long time”.
Official updates on Schumacher’s recovery have been scarce, but Italian newspaper Corriere della Serra has published a report which claims to contain details of how the former Ferrari ace is responding.
The paper writes: “Sometimes a tear rolls down Michael’s face. He cries when he hears the voice of his children or his wife.”
Schumacher was in a coma for six months after his accident and had two brain operations in Grenoble.