Google CEO Reveals He Has Vocal Cord Paralysis

Google CEO Larry Page has revealed the mystery surrounding his recent voice troubles.

In a blog post, Page gave a full explanation as to his condition, which started about 14 years ago and has led to him losing his voice and even skipping last year’s annual meeting. Page said he was diagnosed with “left vocal cord paralysis,” which causes his left vocal cord to not move properly. In 2003 he was also diagnosed with Hashimoto’s thyroiditis, “a fairly common benign inflammatory condition of the thyroid which causes me no problems,” he wrote.

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