If anyone saw Stan Lee at the Ant Man premiere on Monday July 29, little would they know that he was actually just in the hospital over the weekend. On Sunday morning, Lee wasn’t feeling well, and was taken from his Hollywood Hills home to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. The nature of his ailment was unclear. But by the looks of him on Monday evening, he is back to feeling Fantastic.
On the red carpet during the Marvel live stream at the Dolby Theatre, Lee was his typical funny and flirty self. Interviewed by Marvel Host Tamara Krinsky, he spoke in length about the history of the illustration of Ant Man, and how this new movie will propel interest in the Ant Man comic books. He also talked about his latest “supporting role” in the Ant Man movie. Lee joked, “I haven’t seen it yet! The only reason I came was to see [it].”
Lee, who will be 93 in December, has had his share of medical issues. In 2012, when he was 89 years old, he had a pacemaker implant, after which he released this statement,
“Now hear this! Your leader hath not deserted thee! In an effort to be more like my fellow Avenger, Tony Stark, I have had an electronic pace-maker placed near my heart to insure that I’ll be able to lead thee for another 90 years. But fear thee not, my valiant warriors. I am in constant touch with our commanders in the field and victory shall soon be ours. Now I must end this dispatch and join my troops, for an army without a leader is like a day without a cameo!“
A few of his appearances were cancelled, but that has not slowed him down. Lee continues to be a regular guest at comic book conventions, and has continued his much anticipated cameos (a.k.a. “starring roles”) in the Marvel Cinematic Universe movies, as well as his role as Chairman & Chief Creative Officer of POW! Entertainment.
We are glad you are feeling better, Stan!