Steve Jobs Has Weeks to Live: Enquirer

'Skeletal' Apple CEO seen leaving cancer clinic
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 17, 2011 1:20 AM CST
Updated Feb 17, 2011 5:28 AM CST
Apple CEO and co-founder Steve Jobs is seen during a signing ceremony at Lucile Packard Children's Hospital in Palo Alto, Calif.. last fall.   (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma, File)

(Newser) – The claim to take with a grain of salt: Steve Jobs may have just 6 weeks to live, says the National Enquirer. The claim that seems a little more backed up: Jobs was spotted leaving the same California clinic where actor Patrick Swayze sought treatment for cancer in his final days, as evidenced by photos (not yet online) the Enquirer took, reports Radar.

The Enquirer showed its photos, which reportedly depict a gaunt Jobs, to two doctors, both of whom described the Apple CEO's condition as near-terminal (without having seen him in person, of course). "Judging from the photos, he is close to terminal. I would say he has 6 weeks," one critical care physician said. He is emaciated and looks to have lost a lot of muscle mass, which spells a poor prognosis." A source who claims to have recently seen Jobs told the tabloid: "He is very frail, moving like a weak, feeble old man. He weaves back and forth when he walks, as if he is having trouble keeping his balance." Worth noting: Jobs is apparently well enough to meet with President Obama and other Silicon Valley leaders today in California. (Read more Steve Jobs stories.)

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