Jan 5 2009
In a Letter from Apple CEO Steve Jobs issued early this morning, Mr. Jobs finally speaks about his sudden weight loss saying,
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.
And, in a Statement by Apple’s Board of Directors we read,
It is widely recognized both inside and outside of Apple that Steve Jobs is one of the most talented and effective CEOs in the world.
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.
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.
So, yes, Steve Jobs has an illness, but he’s not dying, at least no more than most of us…and even if he was (or will be) Apple’s BoD would be in on it.
Stop worrying, and most of all, stop rumoring. It’s getting us nowhere.