He publicly questioned the policies of the German government and the corona measures and spoke out openly against compulsory vaccination. Detlev Schönauer is now in an artificial coma after the cabaret artist became infected with Covid-19.
In March 2021, Detlev Schönauer said goodbye to the stage after 40 years and retired. His plan for afterwards: to write books, open a video blog and possibly even appear at a gala or a party, he once told the German Press Agency.
But now the comedian is in an artificial coma in a hospital in Hungary, as a spokeswoman for the Kanizsai Dorottya Clinic in Nagykanizsa, Hungary, confirmed to the “Saarbrücker Zeitung”. The 68-year-old has been treated and artificially ventilated there since December after a corona infection.
Detlev Schönauer, best known for his role as French bistro landlord Jacques, emigrated to Hungary with his wife Marion last year. He writes a column for the “Budapester Zeitung”. The editor-in-chief of the German-language medium now explains to the “Saarbrücker Zeitung”: “He is very ill. Only now is his condition slowly improving.” His life is no longer in danger.
Detlev Schönhauer had repeatedly criticized the corona vaccination on Facebook in the past few weeks. For example, the cabaret artist wrote at the beginning of November: “The proportion of vaccinated people in the intensive care units is increasing… That alone is a good reason for me not to be vaccinated…” He also claimed that the vaccinations were just money-making .
It has been quiet on his Facebook profile since the end of November. At the beginning of December he is said to have been admitted to the clinic, where his wife is now allowed to visit him for the first time.