Steve Jobs: The Life And Legacy Of An Innovator

Liver Transplant

On Jan. 14, 2009, in an internal memo, Jobs announced that he was taking a six-month leave of absence from Apple for health reasons, specifically citing a "hormone imbalance." Rumors were rampant that the pancreatic cancer he'd been treated for in 2004 had returned. However, in June, doctors confirmed he had received a liver transplant at the Methodist University Hospital Transplant Institute in Memphis. Jobs returned to work in June 2009.