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Bill Clinton praying for Schumacher

'Grateful for all he's done' for foundation

31 December, 13:01
Bill Clinton praying for Schumacher (ANSA) - Rome, December 31 - Former US president Bill Clinton said Tuesday he was praying for Michael Schumacher as the ex-Ferrari Formula One legend had a second operation following a life-threatening ski accident in the French Alps Sunday.

Seven-time F1 champ Schumacher donated millions of dollars to Clinton's philanthropic foundation, among the huge sums he gave to charity during the latter stages of his career.

Clinton tweeted: "Thinking today of Michael Schumacher and grateful for all he's done w/@clintonfdn and for others. My prayers are with him and his family".

Doctors said Tuesday Schumacher's condition had "very slightly improved" after Tuesday's op to remove a brain haematoma but it was still "too early to say what will happen".