Michael Schumacher can not walk three years after his life-changing skiing accident, a family lawyer has told a German court.
Schumacher, now 47, was crowned the Formula 1 world champion a total of seven times.
The lawyer Felix Damm made the statement about Schumacher's injury status in a lawsuit against German magazine, Bunte.
"We can not be forced by lurid reporting to disclose Schumacher's condition", Damm is quoted as saying.
Schumacher suffered catastrophic head injuries in December 2013 as he holidayed with friends and family in the French Alps.
'He can not walk, ' Damm said when asked about the Bunte article.
The original report last December featured a picture of Schumacher on the cover with the headline "He can walk again".
Bunte's story is said to have included a comment from a friend of Schumacher, who said: 'Michael is very thin.
Kehn called the claims "irresponsible", adding it gave "false hopes to many involved people". He manages to make a couple of steps.
Damm stressed it would not be correct for further details on Schumacher's condition to be revealed in court. According to the sports news site, the judge, who is presiding over the case, has given hints that the family of Schumacher will be awarded damages worth 40,000 to 100,000 euros.
Aside from the news that Schumacher could walk, Bunte also revealed that the star could raise his arms and move without any assistance, something that Sabine Kehm denied as well.
"I know how strong he is".
The accident, left the former ferrari driver in a coma, with doctors describing his condition as "extremely serious" the day after his admission.
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