updated 01:35 am EDT, Sat June 20, 2009
WSJ: Jobs has new liver
The Wall Street Journal is reporting that Steve Jobs is recovering from a liver transplant (subscription required). The Apple CEO reportedly had the surgery two months ago in Tennessee and is still on track to return to work later this month, but possibly on a part-time basis.
Jobs did not respond to the newspaper's request for an interview, but The Journal quotes sources close to Jobs as saying he may work a reduced schedule for "a month or two." The report said at least some members of Apple's board were aware of the surgery.
The Journal report cites medical experts who say it is not uncommon for pancreatic cancer to spread to the liver, but provided no direct information about the reason for Jobs' surgery.
Apple has repeatedly insisted that Jobs will return from his six-month medical leave in late June, but has refused any further comment. Jobs went on leave in January citing complications from a hormone imbalance resulting from treatment for pancreatic cancer in 2004. There have been numerous rumors and even sightings of the elusive Jobs, but he has made no official comment since January.