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I brushed off the reports yesterday but hearing today that he was in critical condition made me worry. Pull through, Schumi, this is way too early!
Very much hoping that he will pull through without lasting damage.
Means he will survive.
Now we have to see how.
Still in pharmacologycal coma, clearly, which I don't know if is good or bad.
Keep up Michael, you're an asshole and I never liked you, but this goes far beyond that!! If there is one in the world who can make it, it's just a top sportsman like you!
Hoping for a full recovery seems to be a forlorn one, I'm afraid.
The vehemence with which some journalists are objecting to the family refusing to provide updates is raising a truly interesting point though. If you live your life and earn your income through public notoriety and adoration, are you entitled to privacy even at the most intimate and frail point in your life? And if the answer to that is no; what about your family? As willing beneficiaries, are they entitled to privacy?. If not, how far does that extend? Spouse & children? parents? siblings?
If the public owns the celebrity, do they own them full time?
Personally, I don't have a view. I am a voyeur of performance and ability in any public field, but I am not personally engaged. As far as I'm concerned when what interests me stops, so does my interest. If Justin Bieber has a wank in his jail cell, I think no more of it than any prisoner being caught in the act. I guess the fact is that as an egotist, I'm much more interested in my own life than anyone else's
This is not true for the greater part of humanity however, and it is no revelation that millions get a vicarious thrill from the professional and personal exploits of their idols.
So the question I think is valid; Is the public entitled to know everything about Michael Schumaker through this ordeal? Should a family that waits through the agony of uncertainty share every concern with an entire world because they themselves have lived every minute of their lives cultivating and benefitting from then world's interest in them?
The longer time elapses, the more difficult it becomes him to wake up and him to wake up in decent conditions, I'm afraid.....
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[Edited on 18-6-14 by Stan]
Don't really know if this is good or bad news. We can only wait and see.