Sir Stirling Moss is recovering well from the accident that saw him fall three floors down a lift shaft at his Mayfair home earlier this month, injuring his feet and ankles.
An update just published on his website describes events this Wednesday as “a turning point”. On that day the casts on his feet and ankles were removed and his consultant is reported to be very pleased with the progress that the 80-year-old is making towards recovery.
Light-heartedly entitled “‘Superman’ bounces back,” it says Sir Stirling’s “armour plated boots” have been replaced with lightweight casts.
It adds: “After a few problems with his neck in the week, which caused him a great deal of discomfort, he is able to rest easier and spend more time in his wheelchair.”
His family have paid tribute to staff at the Royal London Hospital and Princess Grace Hospital, both in London, saying: “As remarkable as his recovery process has been, had it not been for the help and assistance that Stirling and his family have received from the moment he fell… he would still be gravely ill.”
They have also thanked London paramedics, the London Ambulance Service and the London Fire Brigade “for attending the scene of the accident so quickly and dealing with the situation and Stirling’s condition professionally, efficiently and with the minimum of fuss.”
Professor Sid Watkins is also thanked “for his much-appreciated assistance and support throughout the entire process to date.”
They added that “each and every individual that make up the teams of people described above, have the thanks of Stirling, Susie and their family.”
• Something else happened this week to make Sir Stirling smile after he finally became the owner of a Porsche RS 61 Spyder, a car he has been seeking for some time. The car was bought by a proxy via auction in Florida and is a member of a class that he raced during his career.