Jobs to Take Medical Leave - WSJ.comApple Chief Executive Steve Jobs, in email to employees, said his health issues are more complex than thought and is taking a medical leave until June.
Apple's chief operating officer, Tim Cook, will take over day-to-day operations, Mr. Jobs said.
Last week, Mr. Jobs announced he had a hormone deficiency that had caused him to dramatically lose weight, but he provided so few details of his condition that it raised new questions about his health.
The CEO's health has been closely scrutinized since a bout with pancreatic cancer in 2004. Mr. Jobs has said the cancer was treated successfully by surgery. However, the health concerns reignited with his noticeable weight loss and plans to skip his traditional address at a major trade show this week.
Last week's disclosure came on the eve of the Macworld trade show, which he had attended every year since 1997. Last month, Mr. Jobs said he wouldn't give the keynote speech at the conference and Apple would no longer participate after this year. At the time, Apple said he wouldn't appear because it was cutting down on trade show activities, but the decision spurred new speculation about Mr. Jobs's health.
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