He's awake! Schumacher emerges from coma
Fantastic news, race fans - Michael Schumacher has come out of his coma and has been transferred to a hospital in Switzerland.
The Formula One legend was moved out of the Grenoble hospital in France, where he had been recuperating since injuring his head in a freak accident while skiing on Dec 29.
He left under a veil of secrecy to the University Hospital (CHUV) in Lausanne, Switzerland.
The news was delivered by Schumacher's spokeswoman Sabine Kehm, who in a statement thanked the staff who had been involved with treating the 45-year old on the family's behalf.
Kehm also said: "For the future we ask for understanding that his further rehabilitation will take place away from the public eye."
No details were released on the condition of the seven-time F1 champion, who was placed into an induced coma by doctors after he had undergone two surgeries to remove life-threatening blood clots.
While the news is certainly positive, Schumacher now faces a long and arduous road to a full recovery, according to nuerosurgeon Tony Belli.
Speaking to the BBC, Belli said: "We know that some people can spend three, four years in rehabilitation.
"It depends very much on the severity of the injury, how young and fit they are."
Whatever the case, welcome back Schumi and get better soon.
Sources: AFP, BBC