Jobs Says He’s Only Sorta Sick, Apple Stock Rises


Concerns about the health of alarmingly thin pancreatic cancer survivor Steve Jobs have been so widespread and volatile that when some guy on the internet floated a rumor in October that the Apple CEO was in the hospital, the company’s stock dropped five points. Now Jobs has admitted to the Times that he suffers from a “hormone imbalance,” which he characterizes as a “nutritional problem,” but says he’s still cancer-free. At the news, Apple stock, which has been on a bit of a roller-coaster, jumped three percent. Maybe if it starts to dip again, he can pat his gut and tell reporters he just had a cheeseburger deluxe.


This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on January 5, 2009

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