Rumor: Steve Jobs scheduled for surgery on Monday

Valleywag has reported that Apple CEO Steve Jobs scheduled for a surgery at Stanford Hospital on Monday. No further details are known about the type of medical procedure Jobs was supposed to undergo and there is no comment from Apple's side to Valleywag's enquiries.

Jobs is currently on a 6 months medical leave from Apple, but he remains the company's CEO and would remain involved in major strategic decisions of Apple. The company is being run by Apple COO Tim Cook. Jobs admitted to poor health in a letter to Apple employees recently.

Jobs first learned of his pancreatic cancer in 2003, but did not disclose it publicly until July 2004, when he announced his decision to undergo surgery. Later when Jobs announced his medical leave on the Jan 14th, investors were hard pressed to think of anything else other than the re-occurence of a cancer that would require a 6 months leave of absence. Jobs was said to be considering a liver transplant as a result of complications after treatment for pancreatic cancer in 2004.

The Securities and Exchange Commission is reportedly looking into a possible connection between Job's health and Apple's stock. If such a connection is proven, Apple could face lawsuits for misleading the investors about Steve Jobs' medical status after his 2004 cancer treatment. Given the fact that law is still not clear about disclosure of personal health information, Apple may get a lucky escape unless there is a decline in revenue caused by suppressing Job's health news.

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The Securities and Exchange Commission is reportedly looking into a possible connection between Job's health and Apple's stock. If such a connection is proven, Apple could face lawsuits for misleading the investors about Steve Jobs' medical status after his 2004 cancer treatment. Given the fact that law is still not clear about disclosure of personal health information, Apple may get a lucky escapey unless there is a decline in revenue caused by suppressing Job's health news.

Such a connection has already been proven fact on numerous occasions. A 5th grader could point this out.

If 'proving a connection' is the only legal hurdle between Apple and an army of litigation, then Apple is royally ****ed. Something tells me there's more stipulations tied to the SEC investigation.

Please, leave the man alone! He already said that he doesn't want his condition to be talked about all over the internet. Give him some privacy!

Chrono951 said,
Please, leave the man alone! He already said that he doesn't want his condition to be talked about all over the internet. Give him some privacy!

I have a tremendous amount of sympathy for Steve, his family, friends, and for Apple, but he's more or less a celebrity, and as such, privacy isn't something he's likely to get much of, even given the circumstances. If we were talking about a Joe the Plumber, maybe the interest would die down after their 15 minutes of fame were up, but an ill Steve Jobs gets no less fame and press, wanted or not, than an ill Patrick Swayze or any other celebrity. Sad that it's that way, but that's the way the world turns.

He's not a celebrity, he's a CEO. Whether you're a customer or a shareholder of his company, his health is no one's business but his own. The only thing shareholders need to know is whether or not he can carry out his duties as CEO fully and competently and that is just a Yes or No. No medical details are required or should be demanded.

C_Guy said,
He's not a celebrity, he's a CEO.


Britney Spears is not a celebrity, she's a singer/song-writer. Leave her alloonnneee!

C_Guy said,
He's not a celebrity, he's a CEO.

He's the public face of his company. He gives keynote addresses, he speaks publicly for his company and in his industry, he's the image behind the culture that is Apple. He's just as much a celebrity as Bill Gates, Linus Torvalds, or yes, Britney Spears.

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Lupus ? Wich type ? :)

Can't be Wegeners .... he did not have any symptomes of such a brutal vasculitis....

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He is a great man.
Good luck. Get well soon.

I understand that he is one guy, the CEO and everyone deserves their privacy. The issue at hand is valid, in my eyes. I'm not a fan of Mac products, except the iphone, but I won't go bashing them either. Jobs is a great man. He wouldn't be where he is today if he wasn't. Although they can probably move on without him if it came down to that. Too much of that company has him as the face. He's always had to have his face, name on anything Mac. If I were an investor, I'd base my decisions on him and his health. Too much of the company is him so how can anyone say his health is of no concern? I don't think it was done on Steve's part to block that information for the purpose of company but that he thought and deserves that privacy.

I do wish him my best and hope he can fight the fight. I've lost people very close to me to diseases similar and it's nothing that anyone deserves to go through. I wouldn't wish it on my worst of enemies. Good luck Steve, take care of yourself and no matter what, live life to the fullest right to your last breath no matter how soon or far it may be.

Plus, both Mac and Microsoft can't thrive without the competition of the other. Well, they can but still. It's better with them competing.

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