After being rushed to a hospital Wednesday night, legendary pop culture comic book legend Stan Lee confirmed Thursday that he was back home and doing well. The 95-year-old had been rushed to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles on Wednesday after having shortness of breath and an irregular heartbeat. Last year, Lee had canceled two convention appearances due to an undisclosed health condition, but there was no indication that the incidents were connected.
Lee’s wife had also passed away in the summer of 2017 at the age of 93. Lee said he will be back on his normal schedule this weekend, traveling and meeting fans. “It’s nice to know that somewhere in the world there are still people who care about what I say or do,” he said.
At 95, Lee still seemed to be in good spirits on Monday, just 2 days before his hospitalization, while attending the premiere for Black Panther with star Chadwick Boseman. The character was created by Lee and Jack Kirby in 1966 and it is predicted to takeover the box office with its release in a few weeks. A statement from Lee reads, “I’m glad I spent that evening in the hospital. It did me a lot of good. It probably did my fans a lot of good. It kept me off their backs for the evening. But I’m feeling good now and I can’t wait to get in there and tangle with all the competition.”
The day he’s forced to stop making cameos in these movies or isn’t around to help promote them will be a sad day in the MARVEL world. Until then, we can all be thankful he’s still semi-healthy after his surprise visit to the hospital.