The update on the condition of Michael Schumacher who was attacked was only few and far between – and his manager had revealed the reason.
The seven-time Formula One champion hit his head on the rock while skiing with his 14-year-old son, Mick, in the French Alps in December 2013.
Since then fans have been desperate with news about Germany – but not yet.
Speaking at a media professional meeting in March 2016, Schumacher's manager, Sabine Kehm, raised the reason why.
The commentary just entered the public domain – and revealed why he had never released information about the conditions of the F1 legend.
"In general the media have never reported Michael and Corinna's personal life," he said.
"When he was in Switzerland, for example, it was clear he was a private individual.
"One time during a long discussion, Michael said to me: & # 39; You don't need to call me for next year, I disappear. & # 39;
"I think it's a secret dream to be able to do it someday.
"That's why now I still want to protect his wishes because I don't let anything come out."
Former Schumacher boss at Ferrari Jean Todt revealed he visited the German champions who got lost twice a month.
Earlier this year, "close relatives" reportedly told French magazine Paris Match & # 39; and provide brief insights into the current 49-year health condition.
A relative was quoted as saying: "When you put him in his wheelchair facing a beautiful panorama of mountains overlooking the lake, Michael sometimes cried."
Schumacher currently lives in the city of Gland, overlooking Lake Geneva.
And Todt is a regular visitor to their home, seeing a close friend & # 39; at least twice a month & # 39 ;.
He told The Times: "I like Michael. I see his family. I hope the situation will be different.
"When people ask me what is my best memory, he said Suzuka in 2000. Michael is a world champion after 21 years.
"I remember saying to Michael," At the professional level, things will be different for us. "