Michael Schumacher is no longer in a coma and has left Grenoble hospital, his manager Sabine Kehm has confirmed.

Schumacher had been at Grenoble since the end of December when he suffered severe head injuries in a skiing accident in the French Alps. Doctors tried to start waking Schumacher from a medically-induced coma at the end of January and Kehm today confirmed in a statement that he is now out of his coma.

There are no further details as to Schumacher's condition or where he will continue his rehabilitation following nearly six months the University Hospital in Grenoble.

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"Michael has left the CHU Grenoble to continue his long phase of rehabilitation," Kehm's statement read. "He is not in a coma anymore.

"His family would like to explicitly thank all his treating doctors, nurses and therapists in Grenoble as well as the first aiders at the place of the accident, who did an excellent job in those first months.

"The family also wishes to thank all the people who have sent all the many good wishes to Michael. We are sure it helped him.

"For the future we ask for understanding that his further rehabilitation will take place away from the public eye."