MICHAEL Schumacher is now able to take “tentative” steps with the aid of a carer and has regained slight movement in one arm, according to reports.
German magazine Bunte featured the story on its front page under the headline “He can move again”.
It quotes an unnamed confidante who said: "Michael is very thin. But he can once again walk a little with the help of his therapists.
"He manages to make a couple of steps. And he can also raise an arm."
The report appeared a week before the second anniversary of Michael’s tragic skiing accident on December 29 2013 which left him with devastating brain injuries.
Bunte said it stood by its report after the racing legend’s management refuted the claim.
His long term manager, Sabine Kehm, said: "Unfortunately we are forced by a recent press report to clarify that the assertion that Michael could move again is not true.
"Such speculation is irresponsible, because given the seriousness of his injuries, his privacy is very important for Michael.
“Unfortunately they also give false hopes to many involved people.”