Schmidt told reporters about the news and condition of Larry Page at fireside chat in Sun Valley, Idaho last Thursday notes The Wall Street Journal. According to Schmidt’s statement it wasn’t clear if the CEO has regained his voice or not. Schmidt said, “Larry is doing much better … he seems fine.”

Schmidt had revealed last month that Page had lost his voice and wasn’t going to be available for key company events, including Google I/O and a conference call covering Google’s second-quarter results on July 19.


Despite the ailment, Page has been working away for the past few weeks and has been in touch through emails and other forms of written messages said Schmidt notes PCMag.

During the same chat session, Schmidt went on to talk about Google’s self-driving car undertaking and that this mode of transport is going to be a prominent mode of transportation in future.