Marvel Comics legend Stan Lee has been released from Cedars-Sinai Hospital in Los Angeles after a significant health scare last night. In fact, the 95-year-old not only says that he's doing fine but is seemingly downplaying the severity of the incident.
"All I really want to do is tell you that I'm feeling great," Lee told ABC Los Angeles. "I figured 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. I'm feeling good now and I can't wait to get in there and tangle with all the competition. It's nice to know that somewhere in the world there are still people who care about what I say or do."
In recent years, Lee has had to call off several appearances due to this health. After dropping two appearances in Ohio in 2012, Lee revealed that he’d had a pacemaker implanted. Lee was also rushed to hospital in 2015, though he was able to attend the red-carpet premiere of Ant-Man, which happened the next day. In 2017, Lee cancelled appearances at Big Apple Con and Salt Lake City Comic Con’s FanX.
However, this latest incident doesn't appear to be slowing Lee down, as he told KABC that he plans to resume his normal schedule this weekend, where he'll be traveling and meeting with fans.
Lee joined Timely Comics, which would later become Marvel Comics, in 1939. Along with Jack Kirby and Steve Ditko, Lee helped create many of Marvel’s most iconic superheroes, including the Fantastic Four, the X-Men, Spider-Man, the Hulk and many more.