Jobs Had Liver Transplant 2 Months Ago

Apple boss still expected to return to work this month

By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff

Posted Jun 20, 2009 7:14 AM CDT

(Newser) – Steve Jobs had a liver transplant in Tennessee about 2 months ago, the Wall Street Journal reports. The Apple boss, who has been on medical leave since January for an undisclosed medical condition, is recovering well and is expected to return to work later this month. Jobs will likely "work part-time for a month or two," says one insider.

The details of the surgery are unclear, but the rare form of pancreatic cancer Jobs survived in 2004 often metastasizes in the liver, one specialist tells the Journal. Jobs declined to comment on the surgery. "Steve continues to look forward to returning at the end of June, and there's nothing further to say," said a spokeswoman at Apple, where some board members are briefed weekly on the CEO's condition.

Steve Jobs waves goodbye after a product announcement in San Francisco in September last year.
Steve Jobs waves goodbye after a product announcement in San Francisco in September last year.   (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma, file)
Apple CEO Steve Jobs smiles during a product announcement at Apple headquarters in October last year.
Apple CEO Steve Jobs smiles during a product announcement at Apple headquarters in October last year.   (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma )
Acting CEO Tim Cook may take a more encompassing role after Steve Jobs' return, according to an Apple insider.
Acting CEO Tim Cook may take "a more encompassing role" after Steve Jobs' return, according to an Apple insider.   (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma)
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