Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak was hospitalized in Mexico City on Wednesday due to a possible stroke, based on reports from Mexican media outlets. However, a report from TMZ citing sources suggested that the illness was potentially a less serious bout of vertigo. The 73-year-old scientist and tech entrepreneur was scheduled to participate in a World Business Forum event in Mexico City’s Santa Fe neighborhood on Wednesday afternoon. Event organizers did not immediately respond to a request for comment, and Reuters could not immediately confirm the reports that Wozniak had been hospitalized.
TMZ reported that Wozniak finished his speech at the event but then told his wife he was “feeling strange”, after which she insisted that he go to the hospital. The report suggested that he may have suffered from vertigo. In 1976, Wozniak founded the fledgling Apple Computer company along with his more famous business partner Steve Jobs. Both Wozniak and Jobs are highly regarded for pioneering personal computing and having an impact on consumer electronics.
Individuals affiliated with Wozniak’s website woz.org did not immediately respond to a request for comment regarding the situation. The situation is ongoing and more details are expected to emerge as the story develops.