Apple’s CEO and co-founder Steve Job has said that his doctors have discovered a hormonal imbalance that has been causing his weight loss; and will undergo a “relatively simple” treatment.
“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,” he said in a letter released to the public.
“The remedy for this nutritional problem is relatively simple and straightforward, and I’ve already begun treatment. But, just like I didn’t lose this much weight and body mass in a week or a month, my doctors expect it will take me until late this Spring to regain it,” Jobs continues.
“I will continue as Apple’s CEO during my recovery.”
While rumours about his health have been circulating for years, as Jobs had survived pancreatic cancer; the recent news of Jobs not giving his usual keynote, especially since this will be the last keynote from Apple, have intensified rumours of his well-being. His replacement will be Apple’s marketing executive Phil Schiller.
“As we have said before, if there ever comes a day when Steve wants to retire or for other reasons cannot continue to fulfill his duties as Apple’s CEO, you will know it,” a statement from Apple’s Board of Directors said.
“Apple is very lucky to have Steve as its leader and CEO, and he deserves our complete and unwavering support during his recuperation. He most certainly has that from Apple and its Board.”
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