Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak recently disclosed that he experienced a minor stroke while attending a business conference in Mexico City.
In a text conversation with ABC News, Wozniak recounted feeling dizzy on Wednesday morning, followed by a bout of vertigo. Concerned, he went to the hospital where an MRI revealed he had suffered a “minor but real stroke.”
Wozniak, 73, had initially planned to deliver a speech at the World Business Forum in Mexico City. The two-day event is widely regarded as the most significant management gathering in the world, featuring renowned speakers such as Carly Fiorina, former CEO of Hewlett-Packard, and Muhammad Yunus, Nobel Peace Prize laureate and microfinance pioneer.
As the conference’s closing speaker on Wednesday afternoon, the affable Wozniak was eager to share his insights. However, his plans were altered due to the stroke.
Fortunately, Wozniak informed The New York Times that he was released from the hospital on Thursday and has since returned home to Los Gatos, California. Feeling in good spirits, he shared, “I’m back home and feeling good.”
Although Wozniak parted ways with Apple in 1985 to pursue other interests, he has maintained an unwavering support for the company and remains a technology evangelist. While engaging in various pursuits, such as competing on “Dancing With The Stars” in 2009 and judging the online video show “Unicorn Hunters,” where entrepreneurs vie to build startups worth billions of dollars, he continues to honor the memory of his late friend and Apple co-founder, Steve Jobs.
Wozniak’s resilience and passion for technology serve as a reminder of his enduring influence in the industry.