"Sorry," said Nicola Pohl, a respected correspondent for the major German daily Bild, "but those rumours from Spain are apparently not true.
"Kehm just texted me (saying) she hadn't confirmed anything to RTL," she added.
Indeed, Kehm has now told the German tabloid Kolner Express that she made no such comments about Schumacher's continued awakening to RTL or anyone else.
"Since doing the ARD talk show (two weeks ago) ... I have not spoken to anyone about Michael Schumacher," she confirmed.