Seven-time Formula One champion Michael Schumacher has not been seen in public since 2013, when he suffered a serious brain injury during a skiing accident in Switzerland.

However, a German media outlet, Die Aktuelle, recently ran a front-page story claiming they had landed the first interview with the F1 legend.

«No sparse, nebulous half-sentences from friends. Just answers from him! By Michael Schumacher, 54!» wrote the magazine. However, after the «interview» with Schumacher was published in the magazine, it was revealed that the article had been generated via artificial intelligence.

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Michael Schumacher of Germany and Mercedes GP attends the drivers’ press conference during previews of the Formula One Grand Prix of China at Shanghai International Circuit on April 14, 2011, in Shanghai, China. ((Photo by Ker Robertson/Getty Images))

An artificial intelligence program called charatcter.ai produced the article about Schumacher, and the article included «quotes» about the legendary driver’s state of health.

«With the help of my equipment, I can stand on my own and even slowly walk a few steps,» read one of the fake quotes.

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A spokesman for the Schumacher family told ESPN that legal action will be taken.

“My wife and my children were a blessing to me and without them I would not have made it. Naturally they are also very sad, how everything has happened. They support me and stand by me,” read another fake quote. in the article.

Corinna and Michael Schumacher attend an event

Corinna and Michael Schumacher attend the 2010 GQ Men Of The Year award ceremony at Komische Oper on October 29, 2010 in Berlin, Germany. (Photo by Toni Passig/Getty Images)

Since Schumacher’s devastating ski accident, the family has done everything possible to safeguard their privacy. The state of his health has been a closely guarded secret.

The German runner suffered a severe brain injury and was placed in a medically induced coma before finally being taken to the family’s home on Lake Geneva.

In it netflix documentary «Schumacher», Corinna broke down in tears when she began to talk about her husband’s condition.

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«Michael is here. Different, but he is here, and I think that gives us strength,» he said.

«We’re together. We live together at home. We do therapy. We do everything we can to get Michael better and make sure he’s comfortable. And just to make him feel like our family, our bond. And whatever happens, I’ll do everything. what I can. We all will.

«We’re trying to carry on as a family, the way Michael liked and still does. And we get on with our lives. ‘Private is private,’ as he always said. It’s very important to me that he can carry on.» enjoy his private life as much as possible. Michael always protected us, and now we’re protecting Michael,» Corinna said.

Michael Schumacher of Germany at a press conference

Michael Schumacher of Germany and Mercedes GP attends the drivers’ press conference during the Malaysian Formula One Grand Prix preview at Sepang Circuit on March 22, 2012, in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. (Photo by Paul Gilham/Getty Images)

Schumacher initially retired from racing in 2006. He briefly returned to the sport in 2010 before retiring for good in 2012.

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Schumacher won five consecutive world titles between 2000 and 2004. He is widely considered one of the greatest drivers of all time. His son, Mick, is a reserve driver for Mercedes after his stint at Haas F1 came to an end.