Apple's Jobs Reveals Health Problem
Putting to rest nearly a year of rumors, Apple CEO Steve Jobs on Monday revealed the existence of a personal health problem that he says is to blame for his recent weight loss. However, Jobs reiterated that he plans to remain CEO of the company, despite not delivering this month's MacWorld keynote address.
In a letter posted to Apple's Web site, Jobs revealed that he has been suffering from a hormone imbalance, which caused his gaunt appearance for much of the last year. The executive has embarked on a course of treatment to correct the problem, and he will remain atop the company while undergoing it.
The executive's extraordinarily thin appearance in the last year has led to concern by shareholders and other observers about his health, which he had previously refused to address. Jobs was treated for a rare form of pancreatic cancer in 2004.