The former head of Marvel Comics and creator of a number of comic book heroes, Stan Lee, was briefly hospitalized on Thursday, the 95-year-old film executive producer is back to home and “feeling great”, according to an interview with KABC.
I’m glad I spent that evening in the hospital. It did me a lot of good. It probably did my fans a lot of good. It kept me off their backs for the evening. But I’m feeling good now and I can’t wait to get in there and tangle with all the competition.
TMZ, who was first to report, reported that Stan had been admitted at Cedars-Sinai with an irregular heartbeat and shortness of breath.
Stan is well-known not only for his prominent role in the Marvel Universe creation but also for his cameos in each Marvel movie, beginning with his portrayal of a hot dog vendor in 2000’s X-Men.
One of his best-loved cameos was his portrayal of himself, mistaken as Hugh Hefner, in 2008’s Iron Man, which Stan has cited as his favorite appearance to date.
The writer was out and about as recently as Monday when he attended the Black Panther premiere and posed for photos with actor Chadwick Boseman.
Stan created Black Panther in 1966 with artist Jack Kirby with whom he frequently worked on his creations.