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Google CEO - Larry Page has vocal cord paralysis - Sü

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15 May 2013 09:10

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that Google CEO Larry Page has problems with his voice, has been known for. He verschand for months from the public – which led to some speculation. Now for the first time Page said himself about his disease.

Google CEO Larry Page is suffering from vocal cord paralysis. The co-founder of internet giant reported Tuesday after months of speculation about his illness for the first time itself. It remained unclear why that Page went public a day before the big developer conference, Google I / O.

He had a heavy cold 14 years ago and then paid no further attention, the 40-year-old Internet entrepreneur said in a post on Google+. “But my voice has never fully recovered.” A doctor had finally found a conditional nervous paralysis of the left vocal cord. The experts had initially assured him that it vorkomme extremely rare that both vocal cords are paralyzed in this way, wrote Page.

was in the summer of last year, but then his second vocal cords have been affected by a cold. “The doctors could find no reason.” Since then, the state of his vocal cords have improved somewhat, even if it is difficult for him to speak at greater length. And co-founder Sergey Brin was of the view that he probably was a better CEO because he choose his words carefully, Page joked.

However, the disease also makes him short of breath. In telephone conferences to explain the quarterly figures Page last spoke very softly, with a weak voice and frequent pauses. The U.S. investors have become more sensitive to health problems of corporate CEOs had long concealed ever since Apple founder Steve Jobs’s cancer.

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