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Apple CEO Steve Jobs pens open letter on health

Following ongoing rumors regarding the health of Apple CEO Steve Jobs, the company co-founder has published an open letter on the matter. Jobs writes, “For the first time in a decade, I’m getting to spend the holiday season with my family, rather than intensely preparing for a Macworld keynote. Unfortunately, my decision to have Phil deliver the Macworld keynote set off another flurry of rumors about my health, with some even publishing stories of me on my deathbed.
I’ve decided to share something very personal with the Apple community so that we can all relax and enjoy the show tomorrow.”

“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. 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. I will continue as Apple’s CEO during my recovery.”

He continues, “I have given more than my all to Apple for the past 11 years now. I will be the first one to step up and tell our Board of Directors if I can no longer continue to fulfill my duties as Apple’s CEO. I hope the Apple community will support me in my recovery and know that I will always put what is best for Apple first. So now I’ve said more than I wanted to say, and all that I am going to say, about this.”

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Comments

1

We love you Steve and wish you all the best ! wink

Posted by Dzign on January 5, 2009 at 8:28 AM (PDT)

2

thanks for sharing. get well soon!

Posted by roppon on January 5, 2009 at 8:31 AM (PDT)

3

Why does everyone love Steve Jobs so much… I just don’t get it… along with most people here in the UK…. we just don’t get it….

Posted by 6yy on January 5, 2009 at 8:48 AM (PDT)

4

I live in the UK and i “get it” 6yy,  Steve’s awesome, (no im not a fanboy) however he has done many good things for apple allowing them to get to where they are today. All the best for the recovery.

Posted by Johnathan on January 5, 2009 at 11:08 AM (PDT)

5

Many Thanks for all your contributions to the computer world,Apple products are the best.
Get well soon, enjoy life.  Van

Posted by E,C. Van Der Eecken on January 5, 2009 at 11:23 AM (PDT)

6

Wishing you all the best.

I appreciate the beauty,function and form in your products.
Get well soon…

from Sydney Australia.

Posted by Mark Paynter on January 5, 2009 at 11:48 AM (PDT)

7

That’s ok 6yy- we don’t really “get” the royal family here.

Hey, at least Steve actually runs something.

Posted by Art Vandelay on January 5, 2009 at 12:05 PM (PDT)

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