The legendary Marvel Comics personality Stan Lee had to cancel a few convention appearances and was even hurried to a hospital after facing breathing problems. Lee has now revealed his health situation.
Via a video released to TMZ, the 95-year-old Marvel veteran clarified that he is suffering from pneumonia, but, stated that he is hopeful of being able to interact with his fans very 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 had a brief visit to the hospital, and he later told fans about his well-being, however, it is apparent that he needs more rest to get fully fit.
Apart from his health issues, Lee also was entangled in some legal issues recently. $850,000 got stolen from him, and another $300,000 were spent on the purchase of a condo by using a forged check bearing his name. A short while back, it was also reported that $1.4 million had disappeared from Lee’s bank account. The LAPD is working on that case.
Stan Lee started working with Timely Comics in 1939 which later went on to be known as Marvel Comics. The first character he wrote was Captain America in 1941. Lee became an editor at a young age of 18 in 1942. He paired up with Jack Kirby in 1961 to create the Fantastic Four, and in the process, he set up the Marvel Universe which changed comic books and entertainment permanently. Stan Lee also is the co-creator of various other famous Marvel characters such as Iron-Man, Hulk, Thor, Spider-Man, Doctor Strange, X-Men, and Daredevil.