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Michael Schumacher's wife pleads for family's privacy

Michael Schumacher's wife says the Formula One racing legend's family wants to be left in peace as doctors treat him after a brutal ski crash.

Tells media it's important 'to ease the burden on doctors'

Corinna Schumacher, the wife of former F1 driving Michael Schumacher, has asked the international media who have gathered at the hospital in Grenoble, France, to leave. She's pleading to the media for privacy as doctors treat Michael after a brutal ski crash. (Alex Grimm/Bongarts/Getty Images)

Michael Schumacher's wife says the racing legend's family wants to be left in peace as doctors treat him after a brutal ski crash.

Corinna Schumacher spoke out Tuesday for the first time since her husband's Dec. 29 accident in the French Alps. In a statement, she said: "It's very important to me that you ease the burden on the doctors and the hospital so that they can do their work in peace."

She asked the international media who have gathered at the hospital in Grenoble to leave. "Please also leave our family alone."

The 45-year-old Schumacher has been in a medically induced coma since last week, after he hit his head on a rock.

Schumacher, who retired from Formula One in 2012, is the most successful F1 driver in history.

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