Jobs regrets postponing surgery, has secret transplant

Walter Isaacson, Steve Jobs' biographer, tells "60 Minutes" that he regretted postponing surgery that could have saved his life. And then has a secret liver transplant.

The pancreatic cancer that killed Steve Jobs was discovered in 2004 when he was being checked for kidney stones. Biographer Walter Isaacson tells Steve Kroft that Jobs postponed a potentially life-saving operation--a decision he later regretted.

In early 2009, Steve Jobs was "wasting away" in desperate need of a liver transplant, his biographer Walter Isaacson tells Steve Kroft. Jobs finally had the surgery in Memphis, and it was done in great secrecy--much like the development of a new Apple product.

 

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