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Steve Jobs had liver transplant, says WSJ

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 20 Jun 2009 20:20 User comments (11)

Steve Jobs had liver transplant, says WSJ In early January, Apple CEO Steve Jobs took a leave of absence from the company prompting many to question the CEO's health.
At the time he said: "As many of you know, I have been losing weight throughout 2008. The reason has been a mystery to me and my doctors. A few weeks ago, I decided that getting to the root cause of this and reversing it needed to become my #1 priority."

"Fortunately, after further testing, my doctors think they have found the cause—a hormone imbalance that has been “robbing” me of the proteins my body needs to be healthy. Sophisticated blood tests have confirmed this diagnosis."

A Wall Street Journal article today states that Jobs had to receive a liver transplant two months ago but is fortunately recovering well and is expected to return to his position at Apple later this month, in a part-time role until he is completely recovered.

Apple responded to the rumor simply stating, "Steve continues to look forward to returning at the end of June, and there's nothing further to say."

A source within Apple says Jobs may have to work only part-time for the first two months, which would in turn give Tim Cook, Apple's COO, a "more encompassing role." The source also see Cook being made a board member in the near future.

The United Network for Organ Sharing, the group in charge of the transplant network in the United States, added that Jobs had his surgery in Tennessee because the list there is by far shorter than any other in the country. The "median number of days from joining the liver waiting list to transplant was 306 nationally" in 2006, while in Tennessee, the median average of days was only 48.

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11 user comments

120.6.2009 21:14

That guy needs to stop working. He already has billions. All that stress is going to be detrimental to the new liver. Sit back watch dvd's, count your money, listen to your Ipod. Why go back to work?

220.6.2009 22:01

lol, exactly

320.6.2009 22:30

i dunno Steve's picture says pedophile all over it, but those eyes look like there staring into your core.

420.6.2009 23:49

Naw man he looks like an owl...

521.6.2009 6:19

So what does that mean? Thank goodness for all the idiots in TN who accidentally off themselves???

621.6.2009 6:58

it means that apple fans get to have theyre president back.theyve been feeling so lonely in bed at night

721.6.2009 9:51

Maybe he should help the new liver settle in with a few months of binge drinking. That'll help him return to the top :-)

821.6.2009 19:21

No big deal. He was just upgrading to iLiver 2.0

923.6.2009 23:10

SPAM removed

This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 24 Jun 2009 @ 5:43

1024.6.2009 1:54

good luck!

1126.6.2009 11:27

Originally posted by xnonsuchx:
So what does that mean? Thank goodness for all the idiots in TN who accidentally off themselves???
The hard part is filtering out the incestuous livers....

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