Steve Jobs Health Questioned: Rumored To Depart In Coming Weeks?

Just a few weeks back, we gave you news on Apple’s CEO Steve Jobs and his subsequent “medical leave of absence.” According to reports, Mr Jobs who had been poorly for some time was advised to take time off from his iconic company and concentrate on his health. Shortly following on from this, Debbie here at OSM, spoke of “anxious times” amongst investors and a drop of shares noted. This then rectified itself with news that although the CEO (who turns 56 on 24th February) was taking things easy, he would still play a major part within Apple.

But is today’s news about to change everything again? The guys over at AppleInsider via Radar Online, have given suggestion that Mr Jobs has been seen looking “thinner” at the “Stanford Cancer Center” located in California, photos of which were taken and have appeared as the telegraph.co.uk stated, in the National Enquirer Magazine.

Although Jobs with the help of others has brought the Apple empire up to be one of the world’s most successful companies, his current health still remains a high topic of conversation. If rumor is true, and Jobs has been seen at the Stanford Cancer Center, would this imply that his health has deteriorated? If so, what will this mean for Apple? I have to say that as much as we all should be respecting his privacy in relation to his health, there will be some that will be asking this very question.

What we do know about Jobs past history in relation to his health, is that he underwent treatment for pancreatic cancer back in 2004, he then went to Switzerland for other cancer treatment as well as a liver transplant. The late actor Patrick Swayze was given chemotherapy treatment for pancreatic cancer at the same Stanford Cancer Center.

At this time, whatever the situation may or may not be with Mr Jobs, we pass our best wishes onto him and his family.

What are your thoughts on this story? Should big celebrity figures such as Steve Jobs be given privacy in times such as these? Can you see a future for Apple if Jobs hands over complete control to somebody else?

  • Jason

    Finally!

  • Dexter

    If the reins change hands Apple will suffer the same fate as most other companies suffer when the CEO doesn't have a vested interest in the company. Focus will shift from innovation and long-term vision to short-term bottom-line. And we all know what that means.