Michael Schumacher is in a coma after an accident at the ski resort French Alpine Meribel on Sunday morning. The news has left the entire world in shock. Michael is currently struggling for survival after he fell and hit his head on a rock whilst skiing with his son Mick. Fortunately, he was wearing a helmet. The condition of the 44-year-old is said to be critical after sustaining head injuries. The sporting world also is in a jolt following the news and had expressed their concern on social media. Stars from the sports-world have joined fans of the seven time Formula One champion in sending their messages of concern and prayers for the racing star's recovery. We have compiled the best messages of concern for the racing star:
"Like millions of Germans, the chancellor and members of the government were extremely dismayed when they heard about Michael Schumacher's serious skiing accident," said German Chancellor Angela Merkel's spokesman, Steffen Seibert, in Berlin.
"I am shocked and hope that he will get better as soon as possible," Sebatian Vettel, who was also called as "Baby Schumi," said German news agency dpa.
German Formula One racing driver, Sebastian Vettal said: "This is a very sad night.
"I am praying for you my brother!! I hope you have a quick recovery!! God bless you Michael," wrote Felipe Massa on Instagram he also survived severe head injuries at the Hungarian Grand Prix in 2009. He also posted an image of the duo embracing on Instagram.
"All our thoughts to Schumi and his family! Hope you will recover soon #legend #Schumi," tweeted Romain Grosjean of Lotus.
"Bad news from Switzerland: please get well soon, Michael Schumacher. All the best for you, my friend! #getwellsoon #MichaelSchumacher," tweeted Lukas Podolski he plays for Arsenal in the English Premier League.
"Let us all pray for realschumacher michael for a full and speedy recovery!!!" posted Boris Becker the former tennis champion currently working with Novak Djokovic.
"My thoughts are with Michael Schumacher at this tough time. ... Michael more than anyone has the strength to pull through this," posted Jenson Button the former British world champion.
"Terrible news about MSC, thinking of him and his family. Hoping for better news and that he can pull through #getwellsoon," tweeted Scottish F1 driver Paul di Resta.
Footballer Cristiano Ronaldo posted an image of Schumacher, with the message, "Get well soon!"
"I know you Michael, you are the man, you are the best you are..... This is the most difficult race but I am sure you we will again!" tweeted former F1 driver Giancarlo Fisichella
"Let's hope Michael Schumacher's ski shunt is not too bad and that he's totally fixable. He's a crazy brave skydiving / bike racing daredevil," tweeted Sky's F1 commentator and former driver Martin Brundle.
"praying he pulls through.." said Sky Sports commentator David Croft.
Schumacher gone through a "serious brain trauma with coma on his arrival, which required an immediate neurosurgical operation," stated by the hospital who is providing medical treatment to Schumacher in the French city of Grenoble.
Our thoughts and prayers go out to Michael and his family during this hard time!
My thoughts are with Michael Schumacher at this tough time.. Michael more than anyone has the strength to pull through this.