Steve Jobs isn’t feeling so well…

The Apple C.E.O. announced today (Jan 17) that he will be taking a “medical leave of absence” from the company.

“At my request, the board of directors has granted me a medical leave of absence so I can focus on my health. I will continue as C.E.O. and be involved in major strategic decisions for the company.”

In the meantime, the company’s COO Tim Cook will take over the day-to-day operations.

“I have asked Tim Cook to be responsible for all of Apple’s day to day operations. I have great confidence that Tim and the rest of the executive management team will do a terrific job executing the exciting plans we have in place for 2011. I love Apple so much and hope to be back as soon as I can. In the meantime, my family and I would deeply appreciate respect for our privacy.”

It’s unknown if this is related to the liver transplant he received in 2009.

Get better Steve….you know we all need jobs! (LOL)