Last week we noted that the great Stan Lee had cancelled some Ohio appearances due to a “very serious circumstance.” Now, we know what that “very serious circumstance” was.
He was getting a pacemaker.
In a typically colorful statement, Lee — whose characters include the Hulk, Iron Man, Captain America and Thor, who teamed up in this year’s big screen blockbuster “The Avengers” — said he plans to live for another 90 years.
“This is a dispatch sent from your beloved Generalissimo, directly from the center of Hollywood’s combat zone!” he said in the statement, reporting that he was recovering after having the device fitted last week.
“Now hear this! Your leader hath not deserted thee! I have had an electronic pacemaker placed near my heart to ensure that I’ll be able to lead thee for another 90 years,” he added through his Pow! Entertainment company.
If you’ve ever seen Lee in person, you know that his claims of being able to “lead thee for another 90 years” don’t seem far-fetched. It’s kind of impossible to imagine anything keeping him down for long, and here’s hoping he makes a speedy recovery, so that he can go back to leading us.
Source: AFP via RAW STORY