Stan Lee was rushed to the hospital but is in stable condition, according to reports.
The 95-year-old comic book icon was taken to Cedars-Sinai in Los Angeles on Wednesday night after suffering from shortness of breath and an irregular heartbeat, TMZ first reported.
By Thursday, he was, “doing well and feeling good,” Lee’s rep told The Hollywood Reporter. He was expected to remain hospitalized for a few days as a precaution.
Earlier this week, Lee was at the world premiere of “Black Panther”, the latest in the Marvel universe movies that stars Chadwick Boseman as the hero, T’Challa. Lee created the character along with legendary comic book artist Jack Kirby for Marvel in the 1960s. He is also responsible for creating or shepherding some of our most famous superheros, including “Spiderman”, “The Incredible Hulk” and the “X-Men”.
Lee hasn’t let age slow him down. He’s made cameos in many of the Marvel films and television shows and has kept a busy schedule attending conventions.
Here’s to a speedy recovery!
Lee wasn’t always a proud, comic book god, however. Watch the video below to see him describe times he was embarrassed to admit what he did for a living.