Despite reports saying that Steve Jobs is in very bad shape, the CEO is scheduled to appear at an event with President Barack Obama today.
“The president and the business leaders will discuss our shared goal of promoting American innovation, and discuss his commitment to new investments in research and development, education and clean energy,” a White House official said, according to ABC News.
Steve Jobs and President Obama have previously met.
In October last year, the Apple CEO discussed the US technology industry and economy with Obama.
A White house press secretary said at the time that the President was "eager" to talk with Jobs.
AppleInsider recalls a December 2010 statement by President Obama in which he cited the CEO as an example of the American dream.
"Something that's always been the greatest strength of America is a thriving, booming middle class, where everybody has got a shot at the American dream. And that should be our goal. That should be what we're focused on," the President said.
"How are we creating opportunity for everybody? So that we celebrate wealth. We celebrate somebody like a Steve Jobs, who has created two or three different revolutionary products. We expect that person to be rich, and that's a good thing."
As reported earlier today, images obtained by The National Enquirer showing an extremely thin Steve Jobs have spurred speculation that the Apple boss has only six weeks to live.
Physicians quoted by the tabloid have weighed in on the matter just by looking at the photos in question.
One of them, Dr Samuel Jacobson, told The Enquirer that, “Judging from the photos, he is close to terminal. I would say he has six weeks.”
Hopefully, a live appearance of Steve Jobs will help extinguish some of the rumors alleging that the CEO is dying.