RadarOnline.com reports, “Steve Jobs – who is on another medical leave of absence from Apple, the company he co-founded and manages as its longtime CEO – is receiving treatment at a cancer clinic where Hollywood star Patrick Swayze was a patient in his final days.”
“RadarOnline.com has confirmed Jobs, 55, has been attending the Stanford Cancer Center in Palo Alto, California, where Swayze sought radical chemotherapy for pancreatic cancer before his death in September, 2009,” RadarOnline.com reports. “The skeletal-looking Apple boss was photographed outside the clinic in images set to be published in the next edition of The National Enquirer.”
Full article here.
The Daily Mail reports, “Apple founder Steve Jobs has lost an alarming amount of weight and is reportedly sicker than has been previously admitted. The National Enquirer claims that the man behind the iPod, iPhone and iPad is stricken with pancreatic cancer and may have just six weeks to live.”
“The new photos show Mr Jobs looking painfully frail and weak, with his jeans and dark top hanging loosely on his 6ft 2in, rail-thin body,” The Daily Mail reports. “Mr Jobs weight is said to have dropped from a pre-cancer 175lb to 130lb now, according to The National Enquirer. His thinning hair is a sign of the effects of the advanced chemotherapy usually used to treat the disease.”
MacDailyNews Take: Jobs has been extremely thin for years now and so has his hair.
The Daily Mail reports, “The photos, which were taken on February 8, showed Mr Jobs going for breakfast with his wife Laurene Powell before heading to the Stanford Cancer Centre in California. Dr Gabe Mirkin, a physician with 40 years’ experience, said: ‘He is terminal. What you are seeing is extreme muscle wasting from calorie depravation, most likely caused by cancer. He has no muscle left in his buttocks, which is the last place to go. He definitely appears to be in the terminal stages of his life from these photos. I would be surprised if he weighed more than 130lb.’ Critical care physician Dr Samuel Jacobson also told the Enquirer: ‘Judging from the photos, he is close to terminal. I would say he has six weeks.’”
MacDailyNews Take: To us, Jobs looks the same as he did last year and, for that matter, the year before that:
The Daily Mail reports, “The Apple CEO, who is worth $6 billion, is putting up an amazingly brave battle and even did a full day’s work on February 7, the day before he went to the Cancer Centre. He is determined to continue with plans to build a new $8 million home after finally winning permission to demolish his home in Woodside, California, following a ten-year battle with preservationists.”
Read more in the full article here.
Leander Kahney reports for Cult of Mac, “Apple’s stock is taking a hit on fresh rumors that Steve Jobs has only a few weeks to live. Apple stock is currently down about three points in after-hours trading. It’s likely to take a big hit tomorrow when the markets reopen. The stock dropped a few points last week on rumors that Jobs was in hospital.”
Full article here.
MacDailyNews Take: Getting “doctors” who have likely never even set eyes on the actual Steve Jobs to peruse grainy photos of him and proclaim diagnoses is ridiculous and rather deplorable.
As always, regardless of the veracity of these recent reports, our thoughts an prayers are with Mr. Jobs. Get well soon!
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