Michael Schumacher's family had 'gentleman's agreement' over health updates before drastic action taken

Michael Schumacher's family had 'gentleman's agreement' over health updates before drastic action taken

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By Jack Otway

Published: 25/01/2024

- 10:04

Updated: 25/01/2024

- 10:10

The 55-year-old continues to live away from the spotlight, over a decade on from his devastating skiing accident in France

Cora Schumacher, the ex-wife of Ralf Schumacher, has left the German version of I'm a Celebrity Get Me Out of Here.

And reports say she was given the boot by TV bosses who were worried she'd discuss Michael Schumacher and his current health status.

Schumacher is one of the best F1 racers of all time, having won a stunning seven titles during his prime years in the sport.

He has lived the last decade shrouded in secrecy, however, following a tragic skiing accident in the French Alps back in December 2013.

Michael Schumacher health update

Michael Schumacher continues to live away from the spotlight over a decade on from his tragic skiing accident


Little is known about the stricken star these days, though it has been claimed he's set to attend his daughter's wedding later in the year.

And BILD say Cora Schumacher was given the boot by I'm a Celebrity bosses amid fears she'd blab about his condition.

The report says the Schumacher family had a 'gentleman's agreement' with RTL that they wouldn't go digging into the 55-year-old's health.

Yet producers were nervous with Cora described as being 'too talkative' during her stint on TV.

TV bosses are able to edit clips before they go out to the general public.

However, they were reportedly fearful of Cora letting slip any details about Schumacher's health if they were to broadcast live.

Cora did have the blessing of the family to appear on the programme, with Ralf previously backing the decision.

"I think that she wants to find her own topic with the jungle camp and won't, for example, take up our shared past," said the 48-year-old.

"After all, it was all a long time ago."

However, Cora lasted just a few days before leaving the series.

A statement says she had been suffering from illness prior to her exit.

"Cora suffers from a severe cough and decides that she no longer feels healthily fit for the jungle adventure," it read.

"We wish her all the best!"

And Cora was heard moaning about the smoke while sat round a campfire during the show.

"I want to go home. I cannot stand this anymore," she emotionally said.


Cora Schumacher

Cora Schumacher has left the German version of I'm a Celebrity


"I can't do this anymore with the smoke, everything is burning.

"I can not anymore. I want to get out of here now. Now, now, now!"

Ralf, meanwhile, recently revealed he regrets not sharing a team with Michael during their time in F1 together.

"It would have been amazing, but on the other hand the problem was always...first of all there was never really an opportunity, and second, one of us would have always lost," he said.

"I don't know whether that would have been good from a marketing point of view or a relationship point of view between brothers.

Michael Schumacher

Michael Schumacher suffered life-changing injuries following a tragic skiing accident in December 2013


"Going back, it would have been amazing to share a season together."

He added: "Although I have to say it was very open.

"I knew what he was doing and he knew what I was doing.

"It was always good to be able to talk to somebody that you could trust."

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