There's always that person who has to spoil a good thing. We all celebrated when Michael Schumacher emerged from his months-long coma following his skiing accident in late December. As one of the greatest drivers in Formula One history, no one wanted to see Schumi live out the rest of his days in a French hospital bed. The good feelings couldn't last for long, though, because it was discovered that the seven-time champion's medical records had allegedly been stolen and were being offered for sale to the media.

The perpetrator of this monstrous act still isn't known. However, according to The Guardian, French police have allegedly tracked down the IP address from the email offering the records to a Swiss helicopter company. It was purportedly contracted at one point to transport Schumi from France to his rehabilitation in Switzerland, and the Swiss police have begun investigating the case further. The emails reportedly asked for 60,000 Swiss francs ($67,150) for the documents that consisted of over a dozen pages summarizing Schumacher's condition.

Sabine Kehm, Schumacher's agent, hasn't confirmed that they were the F1 great's actual medical records, but according to The Guardian, she threatened to sue any media outlets that published them. This was hardly the first craven attempt to sell insider knowledge about the driver. One individual tried to get into his hospital room disguised as a priest, and another pretended to be his father. Throughout this entire process, Kehm and his family have asked for complete privacy about Schumacher's condition.


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      AcidTonic
      • 5 Months Ago
      I instantly think of the Real Slim Shady song where he mentions that he "can't even take a sh*t in the toilet without someone standing by it!" Must suck to be that famous. You get an infection or some kind of fungus from all your traveling to foreign places with germs your body has never seen before and you can't even go to the doctor without fear of your details being leaked to everyone. Must really suck.
      Sergey R
      • 5 Months Ago
      I think that if his condition was promising we would know it already. But since they don't provide any info then it seems that he will spend the rest of his life in a bed. Anyway I wish him and his family all the best. And we all should remember that human life is very very fragile.
      Winnie Jenkems
      • 5 Months Ago
      I'm not condoning the theft of medical records. Not at all. But perhaps there wouldn't be any incentive to steal such things if they were a little more forthcoming on what his status actually is.
        dukeisduke
        • 5 Months Ago
        @Winnie Jenkems
        I'd like to know his condition too, but it's really none of our business.
        stevesnj
        • 5 Months Ago
        @Winnie Jenkems
        Sorry it's his families' choice to not share that. They dont have to say anything or be forthcoming with anything.
      lad
      • 5 Months Ago
      I don't care to know his condition; I remember his smile and his efforts to win the great races of his time and that's what people will remember. Not his medical condition. Stuff your records, "A$$ hold."
      • 5 Months Ago
      Pretty sad to hear this. I understand fame comes with a price but the dudes given enough, let him and his family be.
      dukeisduke
      • 5 Months Ago
      Once they find they find the perp, I'd like to them put in the stocks for a few days in the center of Berlin, or publicly flogged.