** FILE ** In this Oct. 14, 2008 file photo, Apple CEO Steve Jobs smiles during a product announcement at Apple headquarters in Cupertino, Calif. Jobs on Wednesday, Jan. 14, 2009 said he is taking a medical leave of absence until the end of June. Jobs told employees in an e-mail that his health issues are more complex than he thought. (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma, file)
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) -- A Memphis, Tenn., hospital is confirming
that Apple founder Steve Jobs received a liver transplant and that
he has an "excellent prognosis."
Dr. James D. Eason made the announcement Tuesday on the
hospital's Web site. He is program director at Methodist University
Hospital Transplant Institute and chief of transplantation.
Eason says Jobs was the sickest patient on the waiting list at
the time a donor organ became available.
He says Jobs is recovering well.
Eason did not say when the operation was, citing patient
privacy. He says the hospital could not reveal any further
information on the specifics of the transplant.
Apple has been silent on the issue of Jobs' health.