Stan Lee battling Pneumonia
Marvel Comics legend Stan Lee has recently had to cancel some convention appearances and was even rushed to the hospital for shortness of breath. Lee has now opened up about what’s happening with his health.
In a video released to TMZ, the 95-year-old Lee explained that he has pneumonia, but that he hopes to be able to interact with his fans again soon:
“Hiya heroes, this is Stan Lee. I haven’t been in touch with you lately. Had a little bout of pneumonia I’ve been fighting, but it seems to be getting better. But I want you all to know I’m thinking of you. Of course, I always think of the fans, and I hope you’re all doing well and I miss you all. I miss your enthusiasm. I miss all the notes and the photos and the emails I used to get, and I still get a lot of them, and I want you to know that I still love you all and I think that Marvel and Spidey and I have the best group of fans that any group in the world ever had and I sure appreciate it. So let me know how you’re doing. I hope everything is going well for you, and I hope next time we talk I’ll be in even better shape. Maybe I’ll have some of this pneumonia knocked down and we can have some real fun over the Internet. Until then, Excelsior.”
Lee's trip the hospital was short and he later let fans know that he was doing well, but it seems some more downtime is necessary for him to fully recover.