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Steve Jobs Announces Medical Leave of Absence, Plans to “Focus on [His] Health”

Apple CEO Steve Jobs has just sent out a release announcing that he will be taking a medical leave of absence of indeterminate length. Jobs, who did not disclose the nature of the health issue provoking the leave, took a medical leave of absence in 2009 due to pancreatic cancer, and received a liver transplant the same year.

The full release:


At my request, the board of directors has granted me a medical leave of absence so I can focus on my health. I will continue as CEO and be involved in major strategic decisions for the company.

I have asked Tim Cook to be responsible for all of Apple’s day to day operations. I have great confidence that Tim and the rest of the executive management team will do a terrific job executing the exciting plans we have in place for 2011.

I love Apple so much and hope to be back as soon as I can. In the meantime, my family and I would deeply appreciate respect for our privacy.


Here’s to Mr. Jobs’ speedy and healthy recovery.

(TBI via Techmeme)

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