Michael Schumacher
Reports that Michael Schumacher has awoken from ski crash coma Reuters

Michael Schumacher is out of his coma and 'clinically awake', according to reports.

His family have said the seven-time Formula One champion has left Grenoble hospital after being declared 'clinically awake.'

The development was reported by a family spokeswoman in a statement.

It said: "Michael has left the CHU Grenoble to continue his long phase of rehabilitation. He is not in a coma anymore."

For the full statement about Michael Schumacher by his family, click here.

The news will cheer well-wishers around the world, after the 45-year-old year spent nearly six months unconscious.

German magazine Bunte recently reported about Schumacher being moved into a rehabilitation unit.

He crashed while skiing in the French Alps resort of Meribel, last December.

More to follow.