Mexican media reported that Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak was hospitalized in Mexico City on Wednesday due to a possible stroke, but a TMZ report citing sources indicated the illness was likely a less serious dizzy spell.
The 73-year-old scientist and technology entrepreneur was scheduled to participate in a World Business Forum event in the Santa Fe neighborhood of the Mexican capital on Wednesday afternoon.
Event 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 reports that Wozniak was taken to hospital.
The American media website TMZ, citing informed sources, reported that Wozniak finished his speech but then told his wife that he “felt a strange feeling.” She reportedly insisted on going to the hospital.
The TMZ report said Wozniak may have suffered from dizziness.
In 1976, Wozniak founded the startup Apple Computer alongside his most famous business partner, Steve Jobs, the famous investor and longtime Apple CEO who died in 2011.
Their business pioneered personal computing and became the world’s most valuable company, known for the design and functionality of a range of consumer electronics, including laptop and desktop computers, and iPhones.
Individuals affiliated with Wozniak’s website woz.org did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
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