Mexican media reported that Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak was hospitalized in Mexico City on Wednesday for a possible stroke. However, a TMZ report citing sources suggested that the illness was probably a less serious remedy for dizziness.
The 73-year-old scientist and technology entrepreneur was scheduled to attend a World Business Forum event in Mexico’s capital Santa Fe district on Wednesday afternoon.
The organizers did not immediately respond to a request for comment. Wozniak was scheduled to speak at the conference at 4:20 p.m. local time.
Reuters could not immediately confirm that Wozniak had been hospitalized.
American media site TMZ, citing sources, reported that Wozniak finished his speech but then told his wife that he “felt a strange feeling.” He reportedly insisted on going to the hospital.
TMZ reports that Wozniak may have been suffering from dizziness.
In 1976, Wozniak co-founded the startup Apple Computer with his most famous business partner, Steve Jobs, the famous investor and longtime Apple CEO who died in 2011.
His company pioneered personal computing and became the world’s most valuable company, known for the design and functionality of a variety of consumer electronic devices, including laptops, desktop computers, and the iPhone.
People associated with Wozniak’s website, woz.org, did not immediately respond to requests for comment.
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