Since his unfortunate skiing accident back in 2013, Michael Schumacher hasn't been within the public domain in regards to his recovery since the incident.
While speaking at a meeting of media professionals in 2016, Schumacher's manager Sabine Kehm revealed why his recovery and general life has remained a secret.
Despite speaking two years ago at the meeting, her quotes about the legendary Formula One driver have only recently emerged.
"In general, the media have never reported on Michael and Corinna's private life," she said.
"When he was in Switzerland, for example, it was clear he was a private individual.
"Once in a long discussion, Michael said to me: 'You don't need to call me for the next year, I'm disappearing.'
"I think it was his secret dream to be able to do that someday.
"That's why now I still want to protect his wishes in that I don't let anything get out."
With a life in front of the limelight, it's understandable why Schumacher may want to live a life away from the mainstream.
It is now understood that Schumacher currently lives in a quiet town by the name of Gland, which overlooks Lake Geneva.
Furthermore, close relatives of Schumacher reportedly told French magazine 'Paris Match' about the wellbeing of the former Ferrari driver.
According to the relative, this is what they had to say: "When you put him in his wheelchair facing the beautiful panorama of the mountains overlooking the lake, Michael sometimes cries."
However, despite being a 'private individual', Schumacher's former Ferrari boss Jean Todt has revealed that he visits the German at least twice a month.
When speaking to the The Times, Toldt said: "I love Michael. I see his family. I wish the situation would be different."
Nonetheless, it appears that Schumacher and his family have experienced a turbulent period within their lives and will certainly looking to get it back on track.