The Amazing Stan Lee: The 95-Year-Old Marvel Comics Icon Was Rushed To The Hospital, But Is Now "Feeling Great"
Comic book icon and Marvel legend Stan Lee was rushed to the hospital Wednesday evening for heart trouble.
Stan was experiencing an irregular heartbeat and shortness of breath, and had to be taken to Cedars-Sinai Hospital in Los Angeles. Due to his age and as a safety precaution, a spokesperson for Mr. Lee said that he will stay in the hospital for a few days to recover and for some check-ups. But after only spending a night in the hospital, Stan was released, and is now recovering at home.
"All I really want to do is tell you that I’m feeling great. I’m glad I spent that evening in the hospital... I figured that a little check-up wouldn’t be bad for me. And in fact it turned out to be pretty good, it got me a lot of publicity,” he said in an exclusive Skype interview with ABC Los Angeles station KABC.
The 95-year-old is responsible for a lot of superheroes we know and love today, such as Spider-Man, The Hulk, Iron Man, The Avengers, and the Fantastic Four. He paved and led the way for Marvel to grow from a small division of a publishing house to a large multimedia corporation.
Stan, who appeared and made cameo appearances in every Marvel movie ever made, is one of the pioneers in the comic industry. He was the editor-in-chief of Marvel Comics, later becoming its publisher then chairman, before taking on the role of chairman emeritus and member of the editorial board.
Last month, Stan was accused of sexually assaulting nurses who come to his Hollywood home to take care of him.
Stan’s lawyer, Tom Lallas, denied the allegations against him, saying they are “false and despicable”.
He adds, “Mr. Lee will not be extorted or blackmailed and will pay no money to anyone because he has done absolutely nothing wrong.”
Last July 2017, Stan was named a Disney Legend, a hall of fame program that recognizes individuals who has made extraordinary contributions to The Walt Disney Company, along with Star Wars star Carrie Fisher, media mogul Oprah Winfrey, actress/host Whoopi Goldberg, and Broadway director and filmmaker Julie Taymor.
He has the distinction of being the only actor to appear in ever Marvel Cinematic Universe film. And because of old age and his health condition, he is said to have already shot several cameos for the upcoming movies.
In Thor: Ragnarok, he appears as a servant to the Grandmaster of Sakaar, where he is seen cutting Thor’s hair. This year, it is confirmed that Stan has cameo appearances in Black Panther, Deadpool 2, and Ant-Man and the Wasp.
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