Stan Lee says, "I’m feeling great" after hospitalization
ABC/Richard Cartwright(LOS ANGELES) — Marvel Comics legend Stan Lee was hospitalized Wednesday night in Los Angeles but the 95-year-old comic book legend tells ABC’s KABC that he’s out of the hospital and “feeling great.”
“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,” the 95-year-old Lee said. “But I’m feeling good now and I can’t wait to get in there and tangle with all the competition.”
On Thursday TMZ reported that Lee suffered shortness of breath and an irregular heartbeat and was taken to Cedars-Sinai hospital, although the rep provided no details of Lee’s ailment.
Lee had a pacemaker implanted when he turned 90 — an upgrade that he joked at the time was akin to his co-creation Tony Stark’s life-saving arc reactor, which had been implanted in the hero’s chest.
Although the co-creator of Spider-Man, the Fantastic Four, The Hulk, Iron Man, Thor, the X-Men and other classic Marvel characters, canceled some convention appearances last year citing poor health, he did attend the premiere of the Black Panther movie Monday night in Los Angeles.
And Lee tells KABC that he’s looking forward to getting back to situations where he can meet with 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. “And it’s nice to know that somewhere in the world there are always people who are fans who care about what people do – the people they’re interested in.”
“And I think having fans is one of the greatest things. I can never say how grateful I am for it.”
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