Michael Schumacher’s wife Corinna says she misses her husband every day in rare interview

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Michael Schumacher’s wife Corinna broke her eight-year silence about the F1 legend’s near-fatal brain injury to say: “I miss him every day”.

The seven-time Formula 1 champion suffered the tragic injuries during a skiing accident in the French Alps in 2013.

Now his 52-year-old wife has spoken out about his condition for the first time as part of a Netflix documentary.

She said: “I miss Michael every day. But it's not just me who misses him. It's the children, the family, his father, everyone around him.

“Everybody misses Michael, but Michael is here - different, but here. He still shows me how strong he is every day.”

The documentary revealed details about the German driver’s life and events leading up to the crash in the resort of Meribel when he expressed his doubts about the skiing conditions.

“Shortly before it happened in Meribel, he said to me, 'The snow isn't optimal. We could fly to Dubai and go skydiving there’,” said Mrs Schumacher.

Mr Schumacher has been cared for privately at his Swiss home by Lake Geneva for the past eight years.

But the new documentary Schumacher sees his family open up and his wife described how during his racing days she believed “guardian angels” were watching over her husband.

She 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.

“I never blamed God for why this happened now. It [the accident] was just really bad luck - all the bad luck anyone could ever have in their life.”

The family has kept details of Michael’s injuries and current condition under wraps for years.

She added: “We are trying to carry on as a family, the way Michael liked it and still does. We live together at home. We do therapy.”

The Schumachers got married in 1995 and built their family life together.

The couple have two children together, Gina, 24, and Mick, 22, who has followed in his father’s footsteps to become an F1 racer.

Both of their children also appear in the documentary film which is released on Netflix on September 15.

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